2020 Schedule Preview: Providence Friars

(Photo Courtesy of Providence Athletics)

The Providence Friars are the 24th DI team to release their 2020 schedule. The Friars come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign that saw them go 7-9 overall and 3-2 in the Big East. Providence ended their season with a loss to Georgetown in the Big East semifinals. 

Schedule

Date Home Away Notes
1/18 Utah Providence Scrimmage
1/25 UMass Providence Scrimmage
2/1 Boston U. Providence
2/8 Providence Holy Cross
2/15 Providence Bryant Ocean State Cup
2/22 Saint Joseph’s Providence
2/29 Brown Providence Ocean State Cup
3/7 Sacred Heart Providence
3/14 Providence Hofstra
3/17 Fairfield Providence
3/22 Drexel Providence
3/28 Providence St. John’s Big East
4/4 Georgetown Providence Big East
4/11 Marquette Providence Big East
4/18 Providence Denver Big East
4/25 Villanova Providence Big East

Key Games

2/1 @ Boston U.

One of the best, but highly underrated, early season contest has been this battle between inter-state teams separated by about 53 miles. The Terriers have won each of the last four meetings between these two, including three straight one-goal victories. Providence will be looking to break that streak in 2020. 

2/29 @ Brown

The Friars will face their two Ocean State Cup foes in the mont of February, including a meeting on the road against Brown to end the month. Last season, the Bears won 7-9 with Jack Kniffin scoring two straight in the fourth to help seal the deal. Providence’s only win over Brown was in 2018, winning 12-11 in overtime. 

3/14 vs Hofstra

In a literal game of runs, Providence edged the Pride 11-10 last season. Dan Axelson scored the game-winning goal for the Friars with just under six minutes left in the game. It was the Friars first win over the Pride since 2016.

4/6 @ Georgetown

Providence will be looking for revenge against the Hoyas after losing twice to them last season, including a season-ending loss in the Big East semifinals. In both contest, Providence had a lead, but Georgetown forced a comeback in the second half to secure the win. 

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