Providence vs. Vmi
April 15, 2006
The Game Story:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team fell to VMI, 11-7, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action on Saturday, April 15 at the Friar Lacrosse Complex in Providence, R.I. The Keydets held the Friars to one first-half goal and took a 6-1 lead into halftime.

Senior Tom Kelly (Henniker, N.H.) led the Friar offense with two goals and one assist for three points. Fellow senior Mark Seyer (Kirkwood, Mo.) netted two goals for the Friars, won 12 of his 17 face-off opportunities and picked up a single-game career-high of 14 groundballs. Freshman Bobby Labadini (Westford, Mass.) joined Kelly with a team-high three points on one goal and two assists. Graduate student Jonathan Hollister (Longmeadow, Mass.) scored two points on one goal and one assist. Sophomore Devin McBride (Marblehead, Mass.) tallied two assists and senior Michael Farley (Westfield, N.J.) added one goal.

The Keydets got two goals apiece from David Trimble, Kevin Hill, Steve Long and Joe Picariello. Trimble added three assists for a game-high five points, while Hill dished out two assist for four points in the game. Tony Cavalero, Will Collier and Robert Trimble added one goal each. Cavalero was credited with what proved to be the game winning goal with 10:04 left in the third quarter.

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VMI converted four man-up goals on seven man-advantage opportunities. Each of VMI's first three goals came off a man-advantage opportunity. The Friars were 0-1 in man-advantage scoring. Providence outshot VMI, 39-28, and held a 39-36 advantage in groundballs. Providence dominated the face-off "X", winning 15-of-21 opportunities.

Providence junior goalkeeper Peter Littell (Upper Montclair, N.J.) played 58:26 minutes, registered 10 saves and allowed 11 Keydet goals. He was relieved by senior Ron Westgate (Forestdale, Mass.) with 1:34 left in the game. Josh Blechman played all 60 minutes in goal for VMI. He allowed seven goals and made 11 saves.

Providence (4-5, 3-2 MAAC) returns to action on Wednesday, April 19 against MAAC foe Manhattan. The game will be played at 4:00 p.m. in Providence, R.I.