Sport Shorts 11/17/22

by Joe Quirk '23 on November 17, 2022
Sports Co-Editor

Friar Sports

Men’s Basketball:

The Providence College men’s basketball team had a very exciting week, starting off their season 3–0. After raising their Big East regular season championship banner, the Friars narrowly beat Rider University in their home opener on Nov. 8. The final score of that game was a frighteningly close 66-65. In the first two games, the Friars started three players who were not with the program last year, so naturally there was some adjusting to be done. Sophomore transfer Bryce Hopkins seemingly fit right in as he led the Friars in scoring that game. The Friars returned to the AMP on Nov. 12 and, in front of 12,000 people, beat Northeastern University 89–65. And the Friars just got better from there. On Nov. 15th, the Friars hosted Stonehill College, who they routed 100-76. The Friars will take on the University of Miami, FL this Saturday Nov. 19th at Mohegan Sun Arena for the 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off.  

Women’s Basketball:

The Providence College women’s basketball team is off to an impressive 2-1 start to their season. They opened the year with a home-opener win on Monday, Nov. 7 against the University of Dayton, by a score of 69–60. Dayton is a quality opponent who made the women’s NCAA tournament just last season. The Friars followed that win up with another on Friday, Nov. 11 at Alumni Hall, beating Stonehill College 56–32. Unfortunately, the Friars couldn’t keep up the momentum as they dropped their first road game of the season against the University of Rhode Island. The close rivalry game ended with a score of 74–72. The Friars’ next game is Thursday, Nov. 17 at Iona University.

Men’s Ice Hockey:

The Providence College men’s hockey team has started the season off as one of the nation’s best. With a 6–2–3 record and a 4–0–3 conference record, they currently sit as the No. 9 team in the country. In a home-and-home series this past Nov. 11-12, the Friars tied the No. 7 University of Connecticut twice. Both games go down on their records as a tie, but UConn gets the extra point in Hockey East conference rankings as they won the shootout in both games. The Friars next play Nov. 18-19, both at Schneider Arena, against the University of Vermont. 

Women’s Ice Hockey:

The Providence College women’s ice hockey team is off to a scorching start this season. Sitting at 9–4–1 and 6–3–1 in conference play, the Friars are in a great position to make some noise this season. Nov. 11-12 the Friars unfortunately ended last week with 2 straight losses in a home-and-home series against the University of Connecticut. UConn, who is No. 14 in the nation, beat the Friars in both games by a score of 2-1. The Friars, ranked No. 13 in the nation, then had a big matchup against No. 8 Northeastern University on Tuesday Nov. 15 at Schneider Arena, which resulted in a 3-0 Friars victory. Next up, the Friars have two more home games against the University of Maine Nov. 18-19.