1996 Men's Soccer Schedule and Results
August 31 at Providence, R.I. (Game 1) Notre Dame (1-0-0, 1-0-0) 1 0 -- 1 Providence (0-1-0, 0-1-0) 0 0 -- 0 SCORING: ND, CHRIS MATHIS (Tony Capasso) 14:48 SAVES: ND, Greg Velho, 1: PC, Daniel Pires, 3. Winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: The University of Notre Dame earned its first BIG EAST win of the season by defeating the Friars, 1-0. Senior midfielder Chris Mathis scored the game winning goal at the 14:48 mark. Providence sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Pires faced 11 shots on goal and recorded five saves.
September 4 at Fairfield, Conn. (Game 2) Providence (1-1-0) 1 1 -- 2 Fairfield (0-1-1) 0 0 -- 0 SCORING: PC, JONATHAN CRAWFORD (Penalty Kick) 23:00, PC, Robert Kruse (Joseph O'Connell, Jeremy Krause) 62:00. SAVES: PC, Daniel Pires 7: FU, Chris Sheckley, 2. Winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: The Friars earned their first victory of the 1996 season as they defeated Fairfield University, 2-0. Providence graduate captain Jonathan Crawford scored the eventual game-winning goal on a penalty shot at the 23:00 mark. Robert Kruse tallied the Friars' second goal at the 62:00 mark on a pass from Joseph O'Connell and Jeremy Krause. Providence sophomore goalkeeper Dan Pires recorded seven saves earning his first shutout and win of the season.
September 8 at Pittsburgh, Pa. (Game 3) Providence (1-1-1, 0-1-1) 1 1 0 0 -- 2 Pittsburgh (2-0-1, 0-0-1) 2 0 0 0 -- 2 SCORING: P, Steve Hopper (Unassisted) 25:27; PC, Robert Kruse (Andrew McConville) 26:50; P, Drew Kopp (Josh Brooks) 39:00; PC, ANDREW McCONVILLE (Jeremy Krause) 89:50 SAVES: PC, Daniel Pires, 1, Chris Ivany, 6: P, Adam Spitzer, 6. Winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: Providence freshman midfielder Andrew McConville scored with 10 seconds remaining in the game to even the score at 2-2 and send the game to overtime. PC junior midfielder Robert Kruse scored PC's first goal at 26:50 to even the score at 1-1. Senior goalkeeper Chris Ivany recorded six saves in his first game of the season.
September 14 at Providence, R.I. (Game 4) Rhode Island (2-2-0) 0 0 -- 0 Providence (2-1-1) 1 0 -- 1 SCORING: PC, ROBERT KRUSE (Michael Eisenhut) 35:32 SAVES: URI, Anthony Latronica 4: PC, Daniel Pires, 4. Winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: The Friars defeated the fourth-ranked University of Rhode Island Rams, 1-0. Junior midfielder Robert Kruse scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 35:52 mark on a pass from freshman midfielder Michael Eisenhut. Sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Pires faced 14 shots and recorded four saves earning his second shutout of the season. He made several key saves with about 10:00 minutes remaining in the game to preserve the victory.
September 17 at Providence, R.I. (Game 5) Providence (2-2-1) 1 0 -- 1 Brown (1-1-0) 2 0 -- 2 SCORING: B, Ryan Smith (Josh Anderson) 8:18, PC, Juan Acevedo (Bobby Brown) 13:23, B, OWN GOAL 15:30 SAVES: PC, Daniel Pires, 11: B, Patrick Rea, 11. Game Winning or tying goal in CAPS.
Game Notes: Brown University used two first half goals to defeat Providence 2-1 at Brown. Junior forward Juan Acevedo scored his first goal of the season to even the score at 1-1 at the 13:23 mark on a pass from sophomore midfielder Bobby Brown. Brown's game-winning goal was deflected in by a PC player.
September 20 at Providence, R.I. (Game 6) Rutgers (4-0-1, 3-0-1) 0 2 0 0 -- 2 Providence (2-2-2, 0-1-2) 2 0 0 0 -- 2 SCORING: PC, Robert Kruse (Juan Acevedo) 18:26; PC, Kruse (Michael Eisenhut) 40:21; R, Michael Shaw (Unassisted) 48:25; R, JOHN RATH (Unassisted) 56:39 SAVES: R, Steve Widdowson, 6: PC, Daniel Pires, 11. Game Winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: The Friars tied fifth-ranked Rutgers, 2-2, in BIG EAST action. Midfielder Robert Kruse tallied two first-half goals to give the Friars a 2-0 lead. Rutgers countered by scoring two second-half goals, forcing overtime. Sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Pires recorded 11 saves.
September 22 at Providence, R.I. (Game 7) Villanova (2-3-2, 1-2-1) 0 0 -- 0 Providence (3-2-2, 1-1-2) 2 0 -- 2 SCORING: PC, BOBBY BROWN (Kevin Jones, Michael Eisenhut) 15:04; Andy McConville (Juan Acevedo) 44:23 SAVES: V, Matt Westfall, 3: PC, Daniel Pires, 6. Game Winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: The Friars earned their first BIG EAST victory of the season as they defeated Villanova 2-0. Sophomore Bobby Brown scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 15:04 mark on a pass from Kevin Jones and Michael Eisenhut. Freshman midfielder Andy McConville scored the Friars' second goal on a pass from junior forward Juan Acevedo. Sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Pires faced 13 shots and recorded six saves.
September 25 at New Haven, Conn. (Game 8) Providence (4-2-2) 1 0 0 1 -- 2 Yale (1-1-0) 0 1 0 0 -- 1 SCORING: PC, Michael Eisenhut (Juan Acevedo) 15:19; Y, Julio Guzman (Neill Guilbert, Steve Macaluso) 64:26; PC, TONY CZAR (Chris Holterhoff) 118:22 SAVES: PC, Daniel Pires, 14: Y, Loukas Barton, 0, Sam Powers, 3. Game Winning or Tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: Providence senior midfielder Tony Czar scored the game-winning goal with 1:38 remaining in overtime on a pass from freshman midfielder Chris Holterhoff to give PC a victory, 2-1, against Yale University, the third-ranked team in New England. Sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Pires faced 25 shots and made a career-high 14 saves.September 28 at South Orange, N.J. (Game 9) Providence (4-3-2, 1-2-2) 0 1 - 1 Seton Hall (4-5, 2-2) 3 3 - 6 SCORING: SH, Tom Houston (Penalty Shot) 21:15; SH, PETER SCAVO (Chris Martinovic, Kobie Johnson) 23:49; SH, Johnson (Mario Correia) 36:24; PC, Andrew McConville (Chris Holterhoff) 57:40; SH, Martinovic (Houston) 69:37; SH, Skjalg Mykleburst (Martinovic) 73:15; SH, Alex Montoya (Houston) 82:53. SAVES: PC, Daniel Pires, 6: SH, Eric Shaw, 2, Seth Cohen, 2. Game Winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: The Friars lost for the first time since September 17, a 2-1 defeat at Brown University. Seton Hall used three first-half goals to move past the Friars for a 6-1 victory. Seton Hall junior midfielder Chris Martinovic and senior forward Tom Houston each tallied four points (one goal, two assists). Seton Hall outshot Providence, 19-5.
October 1 at Providence, R.I. (Game 10) Holy Cross (0-5-1) 0 0 0 0 - 0 Providence (5-3-2) 0 0 0 1 - 1 SCORING: PC, MICHAEL EISENHUT (Andrew McConville, Kevin Jones) 119:53. SAVES: HC, Chuck Chiesa, 10: PC, Daniel Pires, 9. Game Winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: PC freshman midfielder Michael Eisenhut scored the game-winning goal with seven seconds remaining in overtime to give the Friars their fifth win of the season. Holy Cross back Julian Wright was ejected from the game at the 60th minute for a red card violation giving the Friars a man advantage for the remainder of the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Pires registered nine saves and earned his fourth shutout of the season. The five wins marked the first time since the 1993 season the Friars won more than four games.
October 6 at Providence, R.I. (Game 11) West Virginia (4-7-0, 1-4-0) 1 0 -- 1 Providence (6-3-2, 2-2-2) 0 2 -- 2 SCORING: WV, Daniel Madejmu (Walter Nistorenko) 35:40; PC, Andrew McConville (Jeremy Krause, Juan Acevedo) 58:12; PC, JOSEPH O'CONNELL (Keith Kostrzewski, Acevedo) 66:12. SAVES: WV, Bryan Givens, 1: PC, Daniel Pires, 8. Game winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: PC senior back Joseph O'Connell scored the game-winning goal at the 66:12 mark on a pass from junior forward Juan Acevedo and sophomore back Keith Kostrzewski. PC freshman midfielder Andrew McConville tallied the Friars' first goal at the 58:12 mark on a pass from freshman back Jeremy Krause and Acevedo. West Virginia outshot Providence, 15-4. Providence sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Pires recorded eight saves for the Friars.
October 12 at Providence, R.I. (Game 12) Georgetown (5-6-1, 2-3-1) 1 1 1 0 -- 3 Providence (6-3-3, 2-2-3) 1 1 1 0 -- 3 SCORING: G, Tom Greaser (Warren Van der Waag) 26:12; PC, Juan Acevedo (Michael Eisenhut) 30:24; G, Eric Kvello (Unassisted) 52:27; PC, Kevin Jones (Eisenhut, Jeremy Krause) 78:40; PC, Joseph O'Connell (Jim Riccobono) 94:45; G, JASON PARTENZA (Gil Ascunce) 96:41. SAVES: G, Tyler Purtill, 4: PC, Daniel Pires, 2, Chris Ivany, 9. Game winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: In the first overtime, PC senior back Joseph O'Connell scored on a header from junior back Jim Riccobono to give the Friars a 3-2 lead. However, Georgetown freshman forward Jason Partenza scored at the 96:41 mark to even the score at 3-3. Providence freshman forward Kevin Jones tallied his first collegiate goal at the 78:40 mark on a pass from Eisenhut and freshman back Jeremy Krause. Providence senior goalkeeper Chris Ivany replaced an injured Daniel Pires in the first half and recorded nine saves.
October 18 at Jamaica, N.Y. (Game 13) Providence (6-4-3, 2-3-3) 0 0 -- 0 St. John's (12-1-1, 7-1-1) 1 3 -- 4 SCORING: SJ, BEN HICKEY (Wojtek Krakowiak) 9:52; SJ, Medufia Kulego (Ricardo Joseph) 75:53; SJ, Wojtek Krakowiak (Kulego, Joseph) 84:36; SJ, Jesse Van Saun (Carlo Acquista, Ranford Champagnie) 89:20 SAVES: PC, Chris Ivany, 6: SJ, Dani Braga, 3. Game winning or tying goal in CAPS.
Game Notes: St. John's senior midfielder Ben Hickey scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 9:52 mark on a pass from freshman midfielder Wojtek Krakowiak. The Red Storm then scored three goals in the last 15 minutes of the second half. St. John's University, ranked No. 4 in the country, shutout the Friars for the first time since August 31, a 1-0 loss to Notre Dame. Senior goalkeeper Chris Ivany faced 22 shots and recorded six saves in his first start of the season.
October 20 at Syracuse, N.Y. (Game 14) Providence (6-5-3, 2-4-3) 0 0 -- 0 Syracuse (8-5-1, 5-4-0) 1 0 -- 0 SCORING: S, DARIUSZ PANOL (Michael Correll) 33:40. SAVES: PC, Daniel Pires, 10: SU, Josh Freeman, 5. Game winning or tying goal in CAPS
Game Notes: Syracuse senior midfielder Dariusz Panol scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 33:40 mark on a pass from sophomore midfielder Michael Correll. PC sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Pires faced 15 shots and registered 10 saves. The Friars were shutout for the second straight game and the third time in 1996.
October 24 at Providence, R.I. (Game 15) Boston College (2-8-4, 2-3-4) 1 1 1 0 -- 3 Providence (6-5-4, 2-4-4) 0 2 0 1 -- 3 SCORING: BC, William O'Keeffe (Asgeir Asgeirsson) 39:51; PC, Jim Riccobono (Michael Eisenhut) 61:33; PC, Jonathan Crawford (Joe O'Connell) 66:07; BC, Asgeirsson (Sean Yokota) 71:27; BC, O'Keeffe (Yokota) 104:45; PC, O'CONNELL (Andrew McConville) 115:32. SAVES: BC, Chris Bauer, 11: PC, Daniel Pires, 4.
Game Notes: Providence senior midfielder Joseph O'Connell tallied the game-tying goal with 4:28 remaining in the second overtime to give the Friars their fourth tie of the season. Providence took a 2-1 lead in the second half as sophomore back Jim Riccobono and graduate midfielder Jon Crawford each scored for the Friars. Boston College junior midfielder Asgeir Asgeirsson tallied the Eagles' second goal of the game and tied the score at the 71:27 mark. With 15 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Boston College's junior forward William O'Keefe scored his second goal of the game giving the Eagles a 3-2 lead.
October 29 at Providence, R.I. (Game 16) Dartmouth (6-6-1) 3 0 -- 3 Providence (6-6-4) 1 1 -- 2 SCORING: PC, Juan Acevedo (Tony Czar) 2:42; D, Michael Lewis (Tui'one Faleafa) 16:34; D, Methembe Ndiovu (Faleafa) 41:37; D, LEWIS (Unassisted) 43:09; PC, Acevedo (Penalty Shot) 53:35. SAVES: D, Matt Streng,3: PC, Chris Ivany, 4.
Game Notes: Dartmouth College used three first half goals to move past the Friars in a non-league contest at Providence. Junior forward Juan Acevedo opened the scoring at the 2:42 mark on a pass from senior midfielder Tony Czar. Dartmouth responded by scoring three unanswered goals. Dartmouth freshman forward Michael Lewis tied the game at 1-1 on a pass from sophomore midfielder Tui'one Faleafa at the 16:34 mark. At the 41:37 mark, Dartmouth took a 2-1 lead on a goal by senior midfielder Methembe Ndiovu. Lewis scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at the 43:09 mark. Acevedo pulled the Friars within a goal, 3-2, tallying his second goal of the game on a penalty kick at the 53:35 mark.
November 3 at Storrs, Conn. (Game 17) Providence (6-7-4, 2-5-4) 0 0 0 0 -- 0 Connecticut (14-2-3, 7-2-2) 0 0 0 1 -- 1 SCORING: C, BOBBY RHINE (Maurizio Rocha) 106:24. SAVES: PC, Daniel Pires, 7: C, Matt Chavlovich, 3.
Game Notes: The No. 16 University of Connecticut Huskies defeated the Friars, 1-0, in men's BIG EAST soccer action at Storrs, Conn. Connecticut junior forward Bobby Rhine scored the game-winning goal on a pass from sophomore midfielder Maurizio Rocha at the 106:24 mark.
November 6 at Cambridge, Mass. (Game 18) Providence (6-8-4) 0 0 -- 0 Harvard (13-1) 3 0 -- 3 SCORING: H, RICH WILMOT (Andrew Lundquist) 11:53; H, Will Kohler (Tom McLaughlin) 12:45; H, Will Hench (McLaughlin), 20:09. SAVES: PC, Daniel Pires, 10: H, Jordan Dupuis, 1.
Game Notes: Seventh-ranked Harvard defeated the Friars, 3-0, in PC's last game of the season. Harvard senior forward Rich Wilmot scored what-proved to be the game-winning goal at 11:53 on a pass from sophomore back Andrew Lundquist. Senior forward Woll Kohler and freshman forward Will Hench rounded out the scoring for the Friars. Harvard outshot Providence, 34-3.
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