|PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team fell to Marist College, 7-4, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game at Glay Field in Providence, R.I. Marist maintains sole possession of first place with the win and improves to 8-4 overall and 6-0 in the MAAC. Providence falls to 5-6 overall and 4-2 in the conference. Marist was led by Keith Detelj, who netted a game-high four goals. Junior Jonathan Hollister (Longmeadow, Mass.) led the Friar effort with two goals.
The two teams were knotted, 0-0, until Marist scored the first goal of the afternoon with 4:06 remaining in the second quarter off an assist from Andrew Walsh. The Friars answered to tie the game, 1-1, with an unassisted goal from freshman Mark Bundra (Winnetka, Ill.) with 33-seconds left in the first half.
Marist jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the third quarter on two-straight goals from Detelj and Billy Duerr. Detelj netted the first of Marist's two goals in the span at the 10:34 mark off a feed from Walsh. Duerr's goal was unassisted at the 5:39 mark. The Friars were held scoreless in the third quarter.
Providence tied the game, 3-3, in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter on unassisted goals from Hollister and junior Dan Giuntini (Floral Park, N.Y.) at the 14:02 and 11:48 marks, respectively. Marist regained the lead with 8:50 remaining in the game as Detelj connected on a pass from Duerr. Hollister scored his second goal of the game for Providence to tie the score, 4-4, with 6:14 left to play on an assist from Michael Farley (Westfield, N.J.). It proved to be the final goal of the game for the Friars, as Marist went on to score three unanswered goals to take the 7-4 victory. The Red Foxes scored their go-ahead-goal, to lead 5-4, with 4:44 remaining on the clock as Detelj scored off a pass from Tim Iuculano. Detelj added his fourth goal of the afternoon with 1:19 left, unassisted. Walsh added an insurance goal for Marist with 10-seconds on the clock off an assist from Jay Nahama.
The Friars outshot Marist, 25-22, and held the advantage in groundballs, 42-23. Friar junior Mark Rotella (Smithtown, N.Y.) won 12-of-15 face offs in the game. Junior goalkeeper Andrew McMinn (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took the loss in goal for Providence. He collected seven saves and lost his first conference game of the season.