After yesterday’s 10-7 defeat of Villanova, the Providence College Men’s Lacrosse team is headed to the Big East Conference Championship Game to take on Marquette. This marks the Friars first appearance ever in the tournament.
And they don’t have to head far. The game will take place right at Chapey Field on the school’s campus Saturday, May 6th at 4:30pm. Their opponent, Marquette, comes off an upset victory over top-seeded Denver yesterday.
Providence’s win over Villanova improved the team’s record to 10-6 overall on the year, which ties the program record for wins in a single-season. It also marks the most wins for Providence since 2006, when the team finished the year 10-7.
Earlier in the week, it was announced that Providence co-captain, senior Jarrod Neumann, was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year. His co-captain, sophomore Tate Boyce, was unanimously selected as goalkeeper of the year. Boyce made 9 saves in just the opening half of the Villanova game.
Saturdays’ game against Marquette will be televised nationally on FS2. If Providence wins, they will go to the NCAA Lacrosse Tournament for the first time in their history.