Marist vs. Providence
April 12, 2003
The Game Story:
Poughkeepsie, NY - The Marist College men's lacrosse team dropped a hard-fought game to MAAC Lacrosse League opponent Providence, 6-3, this evening on Leonidoff Field. The Red Foxes fall to 2-9, with a 2-4 record in the MAAC, while the Friars improve to 4-6, with a 4-0 record in the conference.

Marist took an early 2-0 lead with 3:16 to play in the first quarter, on goals by Josh Ben-Eliyahu (East Setauket, NY) and Billy Duerr (Manasquan, NJ).

Providence responded with five unanswered goals, two of them coming by Ryan Russell, to take a 5-2 lead with 13:59 to play in the game.

The Red Foxes tried to mount a comeback as Duerr scored again with 9:16 to play in regulation, but Providence was able to hold on as Frank Bosco scored off a pass from Skip Dunphy to seal the victory and remain undefeated in MAAC play.

Duerr led Marist with two goals, while Ben-Eliyahu had the other goal. Pat Van Horne (Liverpool, NY) had an assist in the game for the Red Foxes.

Bobby Gross (Huntington, NY) played well in goal for Marist, as he recorded 11 saves.

Bosco had two goals and an assist for Providence, while Russell also tallied a pair of goals. John Hollister and Dunphy each had a goal and an assist.

Andrew McMinn also had a strong day in goal for the Friars, collecting 12 saves.

The Red Foxes return to action on Wednesday, April 16, when they travel to Worcester, MA to take on Holy Cross in non-conference action, beginning at 7:00 p.m.