|EMMITSBURG, MD. - The fourth-seeded Providence College lacrosse team defeated top-seeded Siena, 9-7, in the semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Lacrosse Championship on Friday, May 4 in Emmitsburg, Md. The Friars improve to 6-9 overall and advance to the MAAC Championship Game, scheduled for Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. The Friars will face the winner of the second semifinal of the afternoon between No. 2 Canisius and No. 3 St. Joseph's. Siena concludes its season with a 10-6 overall record.|
Providence outscored Siena, 4-1, in the second half of the game, including a 3-0 edge in the decisive fourth quarter to take the win. The Friars trailed, 7-6, as the two teams headed into the fourth quarter of play. Freshman Jackson Fallon (Arlington, Mass.) tied the game, 7-7, on a man-up goal off a feed from senior Brendan Ryan (Chatham, N.J.) at the 13:45 mark. Less than a minute later, Ryan scored what proved to be the game winner as Providence took its first lead of the game at the 12:56 mark. Junior Devin McBride (Marblehead, Mass.) was credited with the assist. Fallon added an insurance goal with 6:06 left to play, man-up, off a feed from Ryan.
Fallon, McBride, sophomore Bobby Labadini (Westford, Mass.) and senior Bennett Murphy (Princeton, N.J.) each finished the day with two goals. Ryan concluded the afternoon with one goal and a game-high three assists. McBride notched two assists on the day, while junior Robert Lamontagne (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Murphy each recorded one assist.
Senior goalkeeper Peter Littell (Upper Montclair, N.J.) recorded 10 saves in the victory for Providence. Brent Herbst made four saves in goal for Siena.