Sport Shorts 03/16/2023

by The Cowl Editor on March 16, 2023

Friar Sports

Daniel Charapp ’25

Men’s Basketball:

The Providence College men’s basketball team currently holds an overall record of 21–11 with a Big East conference record of 13–7. The Friars entered the Big East tournament as a No. 5 seed, facing off against No. 4 seeded University of Connecticut where they lost 73–66 after an impressive comeback attempt. Despite the team’s three consecutive losses, Providence qualified for the NCAA Tournament as a No. 11 seed, where they will face the No. 6 seed Kentucky Wildcats Friday, March 17, at 7:10 p.. in Greensboro, NC.

Women’s Basketball:

The Providence College women’s basketball team finished the season with an overall record of 13–19 and a Big East conference record of 4–16. Providence entered the Big East tournament as a No. 10 seed, and lost to the No. 7 seed, the DePaul Blue Demons in the opening round on March 3 with a final score of 67–54. Janai Crooms ’23 led the Friars in scoring with 16 points. After the Friars’ loss in the Big East tournament, the team parted ways with head coach Jim Crowley, who has a final overall record at Providence of 85–125 and a Big East conference record of 32–94.

Men’s Hockey:

The Providence College men’s hockey team is currently unranked, holding a 16–13–7 overall record and a Hockey East record of 9–9–6. In the opening round of the Hockey East tournament, the Friars beat the UNH Wildcats in overtime 2–1, with Jamie Engelbert ’23 scoring the overtime-winning goal. In the quarterfinals, the Friars took down the No. 3 seed Northeastern Huskies in a 2–1 overtime victory, with Brady Berard ’26 scoring the overtime goal. The Friars will face top-seeded Boston University in the conference semifinals on Friday, March 17 at 4 p.m.

Women’s Hockey:

The Providence College women’s hockey team finished the season ranked No. 13 with an overall record of 22–11–4 and a Hockey East record of 15–8–4. After beating Maine in the Hockey East quarterfinals, the Friars faced the Vermont Catamounts on March 1 in the semifinals, winning 1–0. Delaney Couture ’23 scored the lone goal in the game during the second period. The Friars then lost in the conference finals to the top-seeded Northeastern Huskies 4–1, with Noemi Neubauerova ’23GS scoring the only goal for the Friars. Despite the Friars’ strong performance in the conference tournament, the team did not qualify for the NCAA Hockey Tournament.