May 29, 2020

Posts from "Sports"

  • Sports | Apr.07, 2011

    Masters Tourney Renews Passion for Golf

    Many years ago, one man had a dream—a vision. And today his dream has augmented itself into one of the most special sporting events in the world. In the early 1930s, Bobby Jones, who is perhaps the most extraordinary and iconic golfer of all time, alongside Clifford Roberts and Alister MacKenzie, turned his vision of a golf club and golf tournament unlike any other into what is now regarded as the most prestigious event in professional golf: the Masters Tournament.

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  • Sports | Apr.07, 2011

    Tennis Team Picks up Solid Back-to-Back Wins

    The old saying, “March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb,” was reminiscent for the Women’s Tennis Team. Coming off a few tough opponents, the Friars looked to have the “lamb” part of March. The Friars played host to Sacred Heart and UConn, and looked for some points. The Friars got a good start from their top two singles players as Marisela Aviles-Duron ’13 bested her foe by a score of 6-3, 6-4, and teammate Maria Clara Bernardez ’14 held off her opponent by a final score of 6-1, 6-4. The two have been hot all year long and have provided a much-needed spark from the younger players. Still, the Friars fell to Sacred Heart by a final score of 5-2.

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  • Sports | Apr.07, 2011

    Two Hat Tricks Not Enough as Yale Tops PC

    The Lafayette Leopards limped into PC on a five game losing streak, looking to take advantage of the young Friars’ squad that was facing a perilous point in their season, on their own five game skid. The Leopards left PC just as they came in: licking their wounds. The Friars took the game 8-6, receiving epic contributions from Jake Two Hat Tricks Not Enough as Yale Tops PCGoodelman ’11, who collected 16 saves, and Sean Wright ’14, who tallied three goals in his first game playing attack.

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  • Sports | Apr.07, 2011

    Friars to Play at Gillette in Lacrosse Classic

    On Saturday, Apr. 16, the Lacrosse Team will be making its first trip to the New England Lacrosse Classic, a college lacrosse showcase that features two games played at Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots, in Foxboro, MA.

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  • Sports | Apr.07, 2011

    The Sportsboss with Chris Torello

    My stomach is in knots. I am convinced that the next 16-24 hours will be filled with a coffee and water. The bathroom is now my bedroom. What did I do to myself to cause such tremendous pain? Did I stay out until 3:00 a.m. and then order both Chinese food and Big Tony’s because I forgot I ordered one before the other? This is not the case. What I did do was successfully defend my Spike’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Title at Stuartstock this past weekend. There is nothing sweeter than repeating, especially in a sport. That’s right, I said a sport.

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  • Sports | Apr.07, 2011

    PCI

    Let’s be just a tad adventurous here, shall we? Ichiro Suzuki, the Mariners’ iron man (he has missed more than one game in only one of the previous seven seasons) looks due for a sharp U-turn in the right direction as he commences his second decade in Seattle. And assuming the long ball is not considered the be-all end-all, there’s no reason Suzuki couldn’t garner his first MVP laurel. Last year, Suzuki assumed more defensive responsibility than ever before in his 10-year career, playing all but two contests in right field, and retaining a sound .989 fielding percentage. Meanwhile, he placed seventh among all AL hitters with a .315 batting average. Granted, Suzuki’s offensive stats have never exactly jutted above all his peers. He has yet to exceed his rookie output of 69 RBIs, and has hit no more than 15 home runs in a single year. Additionally, 2010 saw him logging a career-low 74 runs scored, striking out a career-worst 86 times, and even his final batting average took a dip. But if he is asked to play as much defense this year as he was last year, Suzuki ought to uphold more endurance this time around. That should amount to similarly sparkling stats in the outfield and improved productivity at the dish and in the base paths.

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  • Sports | Apr.07, 2011

    Daley’s Pro Experience Is a Plus for PC

    The milestone’s immediate impact didn’t exactly generate revolutionary ripples. After all, Chaka Daley only consumed 67 official minutes of playing time over his two-game Major League Soccer stint. But every precedent has to be set sometime, somehow, and to some extent.

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  • Sports | Mar.31, 2011

    Providence’s Rally Not Enough as Saints Top PC, 9-8

    It was a tough and exhausting week for the Lacrosse Team, falling to in-state rival Bryant 13-6 on March 22 before returning home and battling former MAAC foe Siena. The Friars ignited three dramatic comebacks against Siena before bowing out, losing 9-8 on a last second Siena goal.

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  • Sports | Mar.31, 2011

    Cooley Named Basketball Coach

    Two weeks ago, if you said you were excited about the Men’s Basketball Team, you were crazy. Now, if you are not excited about the Men’s Basketball Team, you are out of your mind.

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  • Sports | Mar.31, 2011

    Dope Sheet

    Turf Field Named for Fr. Lennon. The turf field adjacent to the Concannon Fitness Center, the home of the Lacrosse and Field Hockey Teams, has been named Lennon Field in honor of Fr. Joseph Lennon, O.P. ’40. Fr. Lennon, a member of the College’s Dominican Community, served for many years as a faculty member and administrator at Providence. The Athletic Department has placed a sign on the south side of the field to mark the dedication. Fr. Shanley announced that the field would be dedicated to Fr. Lennon following a $1 million gift that Fr. Lennon made to Providence College from the estate of his late sister, Marjorie D. Lennon.

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