Providence vs. Brown
April 18, 2009
The Game Story:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team (6-7, 5-1) fell to No. 16/14 Brown (11-2, 3-1) by the score of 10-6 on Saturday, April 18 at the Friar Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Brown won the game in large part to a second quarter in which the team outscored Providence, 5-0.

Junior Colin Tigh (Garden City, N.Y.) led the Friars with three goals and a career-high nine ground balls and sophomore Mike Feldberg (Voorhees, N.J.) added three points on a goal and two assists.

Brown jumped out to an early 2-0 lead at the 10:50 mark of the first quarter on goals by Thomas Muldoon and Andrew Feinberg. The Friars responded with a 2-0 run of their own on unassisted goals by Tigh and Feldberg to tie the score at two with 4:19 to play in the opening quarter.

The second quarter belonged to Brown, as the Bears outscored the Friars 5-0 in the period. Muldoon scored two of Brown's five goals to give him a first-half hat trick. The Bears entered the half with a 7-2 lead.

PC got back within four at the 10:24 mark of the third quarter, with Feldberg finding the back of the net to put the score at 7-3, Bears.

Brown answered with Muldoon's fourth goal of the day to move the Bears ahead 8-3 with 4:06 left in the third quarter. Tigh won the ensuing faceoff and raced past a number of Brown defenders to post his second goal of the day and moved the Friars within four at 8-4.

Less than a minute later, senior Bobby Labadini (Westford, Mass.) found the back of the net off a good feed from sophomore Evan Helda (Charlotte, N.C.) to make the score 8-5. The Friars completed a 3-0 run with 23 seconds left in the third as Feldberg threw a good pass to Tigh who scored to pull the Friars within two at 8-6.

PC could not get any closer for the remainder of the game, and Brown scored two goals in the final quarter to secure the 10-6 win.

The Bears benefited from a 34-to-30 advantage in shots and picked up 28 ground balls to Providence's 23.

The Friars won 11 of 20 face-offs and Tigh was 10 of 15 for a .667 face-off percentage.

Senior Robert Bryan (Apex, N.C.) took the loss for PC in goal, making four saves while allowing six goals in 41:15 minutes of action. Freshman Tim Finnegan (Lowell, Mass.) played 18:45 minutes in the cage, making one save and allowing three goals.

Jordan Burke played all 60:00 minutes in goal for the Bears, making nine saves and allowing six goals.

After tonight's contest, the Friars hit the road for a critical MAAC matchup with Manhattan on Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00 p.m. in Riverdale, N.Y.