November 17, 2019

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  • Sports | Nov.18, 2010

    Driscoll: “We’re Trying to Do It the Right Way”

    Here’s a recap of the week in Providence sports. The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams—which do not have a practice facility or a track at PC—earned a bid to the NCAA Championship. The Men’s Soccer Team—who practices and plays at Glay Field, the equivalent of a high school soccer field—came one penalty kick away from winning a Big East Championship and subsequently earned a bid to the NCAA Championship.

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  • Sports | Nov.18, 2010

    First America East Season Ends for Volleyball

    The Volleyball Team finished up its season on Sunday, Nov. 14, falling to conference foe UMBC, 3-0. The Friars were again without Lauren Fletcher ’12, a loss which hindered their squad throughout the last three games of the regular season. Despite the injury, the Friars battled valiantly against a good UMBC squad.

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  • Sports | Nov.18, 2010

    PCI

    The Men’s Basketball Team has a lot of impressive newcomers this year, between dunk champion Bryce Cotton ’14, redshirted big man Kadeem Batts ’14, and the other seven freshmen. But the newcomer that is going to make the biggest impact has to be Gerard Coleman ’14. Coleman comes in as an ESPN top 100 recruit, and possesses a sweet stroke from beyond the three point arc. Not only that, but Coleman is a slick 6’4″, which enables him to drive effectively into the paint, where he has an excellent ability to finish at the rim. Coleman is in the best position to excel, as he starts with Vincent Council ’13 in the backcourt. The two together create one of the fastest backcourt duos in the Big East. Two quick guards under Keno Davis’ fast breaking system is a scary thought, and Coleman will quickly become one of Council’s favorite targets as he sprints down the wing to either drive or put up a quick shot. Not only will he become a huge factor offensively for the Friars, but defensively Coleman provides headaches for opponents as his long, lanky arms enable him to swipe at the ball and block shots. When the Friars play their zone defense, smaller guards will be driven mad trying to throw passes over the long-limbed Coleman. Not only that, but his quickness is impeccable as opposing guards will discover this season when they try to slither by him. Coleman has a chance to become great here at PC and he should be ready to make an immediate impact on the team.

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  • Sports | Nov.18, 2010

    With the Shootout Gone, PC Tries to Capitalize

    Women’s Hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney, an archetypically civil Division I hockey coach, is hardly the smug type. But in the wake of a weekend that saw a pair of knots drawn in two other Hockey East series—namely Boston University versus Vermont and Maine versus Northeastern—he did offer a blunt, told-you-so statement in defense of the long-gone shootout.

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  • Sports | Nov.18, 2010

    Providence Edged by Cards in Penalty Kicks

    The Men’s Soccer team tied No. 1 Louisville in double overtime 1-1, but ultimately lost 3-2 in penalty kicks in the Big East Championship Final on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. After playing to a 1-1 tie in regulation and two overtime periods, the match needed penalty kicks to decide a champion.

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  • Sports | Nov.18, 2010

    PC to Run at NCAA’s After Third Place Finish

    The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams have had one goal this season: to go to the NCAA Championship Meet. Both teams secured their spots in the Championship Meet with an at-large bid this past Sunday, Nov. 14. The Friars helped solidify their place in the Championship meet in the NCAA Northeast Regional Meet, which took place in Madison, Conn. on Saturday, Nov. 13. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished third in their respective races.

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  • Sports | Nov.18, 2010

    TOURNAMENT-BOUND

    The Skinny on the Tournament: Providence was awarded a bid to the NCAA Tournament after cruising through the Big East Tournament and tying Louisville in the finals before coming up on the short end in penalty kicks 3-2.

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  • Sports | Nov.11, 2010

    PC Rebounds in Thrashing of Maine

    Last weekend for the first time this season, Women’s Hockey Head Coach Bob Deraney made a voluntary (i.e. not forced by injury) tweak to his line chart.

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  • Sports | Nov.11, 2010

    Providence Advances to Big East Semi-finals

    The No. 25 nationally-ranked Men’s Soccer Team (11-5-2) will play the University of Cincinnati on Friday, Nov. 12, at 5:00 p.m. in the Big East Championship Semi-finals at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The match will be televised live on CBS College Sports.

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  • Sports | Nov.11, 2010

    Mullaney, Cebulski Now Qualified for Big East

    On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Team, in their Big East opener, fell to the Seton Hall Pirates, with the men losing 162-126 and the women falling 173-112. Although the Friars swam extremely well, the Pirates, whose men’s team was coming off big wins against both Drexel and Lafayette, and whose women’s team is undefeated for the first time in their school’s history, proved to be extremely tough competition.

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