Sport Shorts 03/02/2023

by The Cowl Editor on March 2, 2023

Friar Sports

Daniel Charapp ’25

Sports Staff

Men’s Basketball

The Providence College  men’s basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the country with an overall record of 21–8 and a Big East record of 13–5. The Friars followed their impressive 94–86 double-overtime victory over Creighton with a thrilling 85–72 win over the Villanova Wildcats. Ed Croswell ’23 led the Friars with 21 points, while Bryce Hopkins ’25, Noah Locke ’23, and Devin Carter ’25 also scored double figures. In their Feb. 22 matchup against the UConn Huskies, the Friars fell short 69–87, as Bryce Hopkins led the team in scoring with 16 points. The Friars then bounced back with a big road win at Georgetown University, winning by a score of 88-68.  On Wednesday March 1st, the Friars  face Xavier University at home.

Women’s Basketball

The Providence College  women’s basketball team holds a 13–17 overall record with a 4–15 Big East record. After their 52–51 loss against Marquette, the Friars suffered a 86–64 loss to the DePaul Blue Demons. Nariah Scott ’25 led the Friars with 16 points, while Janai Crooms ’23 and Olivia Olsen ’25 also scored double figures. In their Feb. 21 matchup against the Georgetown Hoyas, the Friars lost 73–69, with Nariah Scott carrying the Friars in scoring with 20 points. Crooms and Kylee Sheppard ’25 scored 16 and 10 points, respectively. The Friars played at No. 15 ranked Villanova on Feb. 24, losing 67–50. Following this, they suffered a tough loss in their regular season finale, losing to St. John’s University by a score of 53-50. It was also PC’s senior night.

Men’s Ice Hockey

The Providence College  men’s ice hockey team is currently unranked, with an overall record of 14–11–7 and a Hockey East record of 9–7–6. On Feb. 17, the Friars kicked off a home-and-home series against the UMass Lowell Riverhawks with a 3–2 overtime victory. Brett Berard ’24 and Parker Ford ’23 scored goals in the first and second periods, respectively. Chase Yoder ’24 scored the game-winning goal with 1:21 left in overtime. In their Feb. 18 matchup in Lowell, MA, the Friars fell short 2–1, with Bennett Schimek ’26 scoring the lone goal for the Friars. The Friars will finish off their regular season with a home-and-home series against the Boston University Terriers on March 3 and 4.

Women’s Ice Hockey

The Providence College  women’s ice hockey team is ranked No.14 in the nation, holding a 21–10–4 overall record and a 15–8–4 Hockey East record. The team finished their regular season on Feb. 18 with a 3–0 win over the Boston College Eagles. Lindsay Bochna ’24 scored two goals for the Friars in the first and third periods, while Sara Hjalmarsson ’23GS scored a goal in the third period. On Feb. 25, the Friars won in the Hockey East quarterfinal round against Maine 5–2. Caroline Peterson ’23GS scored two goals for the Friars, while Ashley Clark ’25, Delaney Couture ’23, and Hjalmarsson each scored one goal.