|PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's lacrosse team defeated Wagner, 10-3, in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) action on Saturday, April 17 at Glay Field in Providence, R.I. Junior Dan Giuntini (Floral Park, N.Y.) and sophomore Tom Kelly (Henniker, N.H.) led the Friar effort with two goals each. Providence improves to 5-5 overall and 4-1 in the MAAC. Mike Sciamanna tallied two goals and one assist for Wagner, who falls to 1-9 overall (1-4 MAAC).
The Friars started strong as freshman Carlo Sunseri (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored the first of 10-straight goals at the 13:38 mark of the first quarter. Senior Frank Bosco (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) was credited with the assist. Kelly put the Friars up, 2-0, with his first goal of the day, assisted by freshman Brendan Ryan (Chatham, N.J.) at the 10:55 mark of the first. Giuntini notched his first goal of the day just 43-seconds later (10:12), unassisted. Sophomore Mark Seyer (Kirkwood, Mo.) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 8:32 remaining in the first quarter off an assist from junior Jonathan Hollister (Longmeadow, Mass.). Just 16-seconds later, Ryan scored a goal off of a pass from Bosco to give the Friars a 5-0 advantage. Providence closed out the first quarter with two more goals. Freshman Mark Bundra (Winnetka, Ill.) scored, unassisted, with 1:18 on the clock, followed by Hollister, who connected with nine-seconds left on an assist from senior Kevin Kornobis (Merrick, N.Y.).
The Friars added to their 7-0 lead in the second quarter with an unassisted goal from Giuntini at the 1:38 mark of the second to put PC up 8-0. Kelly then scored his second goal of the game, unassisted, with 1:47 left in the first half to give Providence a 9-0 advantage at the half.
Sophomore Michael Farley (Westfield, N.J.) opened the third quarter with an unassisted goal at the 9:06 mark. It proved to be the final Friar goal of the afternoon as they extended their lead to 10-0. Wagner scored its first goal of the afternoon with 7:05 left in the third as Ryan Burke scored off an assist from Sciamanna. Sciamanna went on to score two goals of his own in the third quarter at the 5:57 mark and the 2:48 mark, to make the final score, 10-3. Both teams were scoreless in the fourth quarter.
Junior Andrew McMinn (Pittsburgh, Pa.) played all 60 minutes in goal for Providence and made four saves. Chris Sohacki made seven saves for Wagner. Mark Rotella (Smithtown, N.Y.) won 11-of-12 face-offs for Providence, as the Friars won 13-of-14 for the game.
Providence (5-5, 4-1 MAAC) will host Marist in MAAC action on Tuesday, April 20 in Providence, R.I. The is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be played at Glay Field on the campus of Providence College.