Providence vs. Mount Saint Mary's
May 7, 2006
The Game Story:
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team (10-6) defeated Mount Saint Mary's (7-9) to win the MAAC Championship by the score of 8-6 Sunday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex on the campus of Canisius College. With the win, the Friars clinch the league's automatic berth and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history, and first time since 2004. The 16-team Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship selection bracket will be announced later this evening on ESPNews between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Trailing 6-4 with less than nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Friars reeled off four unanswered tallies to seal the victory. Senior Mark Seyer (Kirkwood, Mo.) had the game-winner with 4:39 left as he put home a feed from junior Brendan Ryan (Chatham, N.J.) to give Providence a 7-6 lead. For Seyer it was his game-high third goal of the afternoon.

Senior Michael Farley (Westfield, N.J.) followed as he put the icing on the NCAA Tournament berth with his team-leading 31st goal of the season. Scored with 2:52 left in the contest, Farley extended his scoring streak with at least one goal in each of the 15 games he has played in this season.

Graduate student Jonathan Hollister (Longmeadow, Mass.) registered a two goals and one assist totaling three points on the afternoon. For the season, Hollister has totaled 33 points including 15 goals and moved into 13th place on PC's all-time career scoring list with 113 points. He also was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Sophomore Devin McBride (Marblehead, Mass.) registered two goals in the contest to round out the Providence scoring, while Eric Seifert and Tilghman Herring led the Mount Saint Mary's offense with two goals apiece.

Each team totaled 29 shots, while Mount held a slight edge on face offs getting nine to PC's eight. The Friars totaled a 24-17 advantage on groundballs as junior James Courter (Lincoln Park, N.J.) collected a team-high four. Friars junior goalkeeper Peter Littell (Upper Montclair, N.J.) had 12 saves to anchor the Providence defense.

With Sunday's victory the Friars also tied the school record for most wins in a single season with 10. The 1985 squad posted a 10-2 mark.

Six PC players were selected to the All-Tournament team including Hollister who was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. James Courter, Liam Smith, Michael Farley, Devin McBride and Peter Littell each earned All-Tournament accolades.

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