SMITHFIELD, RI – The Providence College men’s lacrosse team opened its 2022 season with a 16-9 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday, February 5. The Brothers improve their all-time record against the Crusaders to 15-17.
•Matt Grillon (Setauket, NY) struck first for the Friars with 12:46 remaining to give Providence a 1-0 lead.
• Evan McGreen (Narragansett, RI) followed it up with a goal, 2-0, just 54 seconds later.
• Holy Cross responded 27 seconds later to make it 2-1.
• Grillo scored his second of the night, 3-1, at 5:24.
• The Crusaders regained the upper hand in one minute, 3-2, less than two minutes later.
• McGreen struck again for the Friars, 4-2, with five minutes remaining in the first.
• Holy Cross scored a minute later, 4-3, before Michael Chabra (Reading, Mass.) improved the Friars’ lead to 5-3 to close out the first period.
• Providence led 5-3 at the end of the first quarter.
• Providence held on to a slight shooting advantage in the first period, 15-14, including a 10-7 advantage in shots on goal.
• McGreen started a four-goal streak for the Friars, 6-3, at 1:32 of the second quarter.
• Chris Cusolito (Melrose, Mass.) improved the Friars lead, 7-3, before McGreen scored his fourth of the game, 8-3. John Hoffman (Smithtown, NY) called to give the Brothers a 9-3 lead.
• Holy Cross scored its only goal of the quarter, 9-4, with 5:23 left in the second.
• McGreen scored on a one-man chance for Providence, 10-4, with 3:19 left in the second quarter.
• The Friars went into halftime with a 10-4 lead.
• McGreen opened the scoring in the third, 11-4, with 6:30 remaining in the period.
• Holy Cross scored to make it 11-5 a minute later.
• First-year student Ryan Bell (Port Jefferson, NJ) scored its first collegiate goal, 12-5, with 4:04 left in the third.
• Holy Cross scored twice in a row to close the third, 12-7.
• The Crusaders scored two goals in the fourth quarter while Providence added four goals, 16-9.
• Grillo, McGreen, Hoffman and Bell all scored in the final period for the Friars, with each player scoring multiple goals for the night.
• The Crusaders outshot the Friars, 10-8 (6-6 SOG) in the final quarter.
• McGreen recorded new career highs for goals (seven) and points (eight).
• Grillo scored the 12th hat trick of his career. He ended the day with three goals.
• Providence allowed six different players to find the back of the net.
• Hoffman led the Friars with four balls on the ground.
• Michael Harris (Basking Ridge, NJ) earned his first career win in his first career start in goal for the Friars.
PC– Michael Harris – 17 saves, 9 goals conceded, .654 save percentage
HC – Dawson Friers – 11 saves, 10 goals against, .524 save percentage
HC- AJ Fox – 2 saves, 6 goals conceded, .250 save percentage
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And after: The Friars will play their home opener at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on Saturday, February 12 at 12:00 p.m. against Bryant University.