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Villanova Men’s Lacrosse Loses to Providence | Senior Day Recap

Written by on April 7, 2024

Villanova Men’s Lacrosse Loses to Providence | Senior Day Recap

This past Saturday, the Villanova Wildcats lost to Providence, 15-12, in a Big East matchup at the Villanova Stadium. The Wildcats are now 6-5 on the year and 0-2 in conference play. Providence is now 5-6 and 1-1 in the conference with the win.

Villanova’s Matt Licata opened the game with a goal nearly 1 minute in. Then, Providence followed it up with a goal from Chris Cusolito. Providence scored again, now going up 2-1, off a goal from Jack Harrington. After being a man-up, Providence took advantage of that and scored yet another goal to go up 3-1. Shortly after, Licata answered for the Wildcats, but Providence fired again to increase their lead to 4-2. Villanova’s Lucas Newton scored a goal, but it was overturned, so the score was 4-2 going into the second period.

Providence started the second period the same way they ended the first. They scored a quick two goals to widen their lead to 6-2 before Villanova’s Colin Michener scored a goal to make it 6-3. But, yet again, the Friars responded off a goal from Richie Joseph, who made the score 7-3. Villanova’s Tyler Boes then scored to cut the Friars’ lead to 7-4, and then both Nick Lucchesi and David Link scored a goal a piece to shorten the lead even more to 7-6.

Nick Luchessi scored another goal, his second off the night, to tie up the game at 7-7 nearly three minutes into the third quarter. Providence responded again to make it 8-7, then shortly after scored another goal to make it 9-7. Villanova finally responded off a goal from Aidan Ahearn to make the score 9-8. The Friars responded again with another goal, preventing Villanova from returning quickly. Joseph scored a goal to increase the Friars’ lead to 10-8, and then Jack Horrigan scored a goal to increase their lead even more to 11-8. Parker Kennedy followed that up to make it 12-8. Providence went into the 4th quarter with a massive 13-8 lead.

The rest of the game was simply back-and-forth action, with Providence able to capitalize on their chances. They went on to win the game 15-12.

Villanova will play St. John’s in New York at one o’clock next Saturday.