PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's soccer team defeated in-state rival Rhode Island, 5-1, in its first home game of the season. Providence moves to a 2-0-0, while the Rams drop to 0-1-1.
Providence made their statement early in the game with a goal from sophomore Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) in the second minute. The goal came off of an assist from senior Fabio Machado (Santa Catarina, Brazil) and was chipped over the top of Rams' goalkeeper Nils Leifhelm. It marked Steeves' second goal of the season and Machado's third assist.
In the second half, red-shirt senior Markus Naglestad (Kristiansand, Norway) took over and scored four goals to become the first Friar to score at least three goals in a game since Oct. 13, 2012 (Wilder Arboleda).
The first of Naglestad's goals came from a penalty kick in the 65th minute of the game. His next three goals all came within two minutes of each other. The first (his second of the half) was was assisted by freshman Daniel Neustadter (Mainz, Germany) after he crossed it to Naglestad 20 yards out from the goal (75:11). The remaining two goals were unassisted, scoring once from inside the box (76:07) and once from outside the box (77:11).
Rhode Island's Nick Ferguson knocked the ball into the friar goal off of a rebound, five yards out in the 89th minute of the game for the final 5-1 score.
Providence's five goals were the most scored under third-year Head Coach Craig Stewart and the win marked the fourth straight by the Friars over the Rams, dating back to 2010.
Overall, the Friars out-shot Rhode Island 21-8.
Providence returns to action on Sept. 5 when they take on Holy Cross at home. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 7:00 p.m.
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