by Will Murphy '23 on December 1, 2022
The Providence College men’s basketball team bounced back nicely from a poor showing in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off that saw consecutive losses against the University of Miami and Saint Louis University. They matched up against Merrimack College Wednesday, Nov. 23 at home, and emerged with a 14-point victory, 71–57. The Friars were led by Ed Croswell ’23, who finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in the contest. Providence followed that up with another victory at home on Saturday, Nov. 26 against Columbia University, 78–64. Croswell and Jayden Pierre ’26 each finished with 13 points to lead the Friars.
The Providence College women’s basketball team had a successful Thanksgiving break as they notched a sweep in the Friar Thanksgiving Classic. They opened the event with a 60–30 blowout victory against the University of Hartford on Friday, Nov. 25. Olivia Olsen ’25 was impressive in the game, finishing with 17 points. The Friars kept their momentum rolling the following day with a 62–55 win over Weber State University. Kylee Sheppard ’25 led the Friars in scoring with 15 points. The squad capped off a successful weekend with their third win in as many days against Bryant University, 85–60.
The Providence College men’s hockey team returned to action Friday, Nov. 25 at home against St. Lawrence University after almost a week off. The Friars were able to notch a 4–3 victory in a highly competitive game following two goals from Austen May ’26. They followed up the victory with a tough 3–2 loss at Schneider Arena against Brown University the following day. The loss moved the Friars’ record on the year to 9–3–3, with a key home and home against Boston College looming this weekend.
The Providence College women’s hockey team has recently been riding a nice hot streak, as they have won their last four games. They only played one game this past week, at home against Brown University on Saturday, Nov. 26. The Friars emerged victorious against their cross-town rival with a final score of 4–3. Sara Hjalmarsson ’22GS notched two points in the game with a goal and an assist. Looking forward, the Friars have a pair of home games against Merrimack College on Dec. 2–3.