Providence vs. Vmi
April 24, 2004
The Game Story:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team defeated VMI, 8-4, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) game on Saturday, April 24 in Providence, R.I. The Friars improve to 6-6 overall and 5-2 in the MAAC, while the Keydets fall to 0-10 overall (0-7 MAAC).

Junior Dan Giuntini (Floral Park, N.Y.) led the Friars with three points on two goals and one assist. He also was credited with the eventual game-winning goal at the 13:23 mark of the third quarter, unassisted, in a man-up situation. Giuntini's two goals on the day moves him into a tie for 15th place on the all-time goals scored list at Providence with 56 career tallies. He is currently tied with Mike Kirkwood, who is a 1987 graduate of the College.

Sophomore Tom Kelly (Henniker, N.H.) started the scoring for PC at the 3:06 mark of the first quarter on an assist from Giuntini. One minute later, Giuntini scored his first goal of the game to give PC a 2-0 lead off a pass from senior Kevin Kornobis (Merrick, N.Y.). The goal was a man-up goal with 2:06 remaining in the quarter.

The Friars held VMI scoreless once again in the second quarter and scored two more goals to take a 4-0 lead. Freshman Brendan Ryan (Chatham, N.J.) tallied the first of PC's two goals in the quarter, man-up, at the 10:42 mark. Ryan's goal was unassisted. Freshman Carlo Sunseri (Pittsburgh, Pa.) then tallied an unassisted goal with 4:10 remaining in the first half of play.

Giuntini opened the third quarter with a man-up goal at the 13:23 mark, unassisted. Kornobis put PC ahead, 6-0, on another man-up goal with 10:39 on the clock. Senior Frank Bosco (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was credited with the assist.

VMI netted its first goal of the game with 5:50 remaining in the third quarter. Joe Picariello was credited with the goal, man-up, off a feed from Robert Trimble. Providence opened the fourth quarter with two-straight goals to take a 8-1 lead. Sophomore Michael Farley (Westfield, N.J.) connected at the 10:04 mark off an assist from Sunseri, followed by a goal from Jonathan Hollister with 6:26 remaining in the game. Kelly earned the assist for PC.

The Keydets closed out the game with three unanswered goals in the final 2:12 of action. Matt Dixson tallied a man-up goal off a pass from Picariello at the 2:12 mark. Trimble followed with an unassisted goal with 1:43 remaining on the clock. Just 29 seconds later, Picariello netted his second goal of the afternoon to make the final, 8-4.