Providence Score 4 Goals In 12 Minutes To Beat Maryland, A Comeback For The Ages
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Providence provided the upset of the 2016 Men's NCAA Tournament by shocking top-ranked and previously undefeated Maryland 5-4 in the second round. Even more stunning than the upset was how they went about achieving it.
Down 4-1 in the 54th minute, the Friars' season appeared all but over. However, Providence got a glimmer of hope in the 70th minute, Julian Gressel scoring his second of the match and cutting the defecit to 4-2. Thirty six seconds later, Nick Sailor scored his first goal of the season for Providence with a stunning effort from 30 yards out.
In the 75th minute, the comeback was complete after Steven Kilday equalized with another special effort from outside the box. In the 82nd minute, the impossible became a reality as Providence took the lead directly from a corner kick. In only 12 minutes, Providence managed to score four goals and eliminate the country's best team.
Maryland's season is over, while Providence will play Creighton in the next round.