Canisius vs. Providence
May 7, 2004
The Game Story:
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Canisius College men's lacrosse team saw its season come to an end as Providence College advanced to its first-ever MAAC Championship title game with a 10-8 win over Canisius in the second semifinal game of the 2004 MAAC Men's Lacrosse Championship at the Demske Sports Complex on the campus of Canisius College.

Michael Farley began the scoring offense for the Friars with his unassisted goal at the 13:12 mark in the first quarter. The Griffs responded 30 seconds later as Brad Favero registered a pass from Steve Muskopf to tie the game 1-1. Less than a minute later, Providence's Tom Kelly netted his first goal of the day to give the Friars a 2-1 advantage. Canisius pulled ahead, 3-2, with a pair of goals from Kevin Ross, but Providence would close out the first stanza with three goals en route to a 5-3 lead.

The score would continue to seesaw between the two programs in the second quarter, with the Griffs outscoring the Friars, 3-2, to make it a one-point game at the half (7-6). Providence went on to capitalize on two man-up situations to go ahead, 9-6. Farley then netted the final goal of the night for the Friars at the 3:34 mark in the third.

Canisius looked to tie the score for the fourth time today as Matt Condon posted goals with 2:33 left in the third quarter and 5:11 remaining in the game. But the Griffs would fall short of the task as time expired in the final stanza.

Andrew McMinn recorded eight saves for Providence, while Tom Kucharczak and Angus Dineley combined for nine stops for Canisius.

Providence will play Manhattan College in the championship game on Sunday, May 9, at noon.