Sep 1, 2013
WORCESTER, Mass. -
Red-shirt junior forward Markus Naglestad (Kristiansand, Norway)notched a goal and an assist late in the first half to help lead the Providence College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 comeback win at Holy Cross on Sunday night (Sept. 1). The Friars are now 2-0-0 to start the season for the first time since 2009.
The Crusaders stuck first when Joey DeVivo snuck a shot inside the near post at 15:41 for his first of the year, which was assisted by Ty Goncalves.
The Friars answered at 33:55 when Naglestad scored his first career goal as a Friar. Freshman Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany) fired a shot on goal that Holy Cross goalkeeper Kevin Wright did well to turn aside but Naglestad was able to put the rebound into an empty net.
Three minutes later, red-shirt senior Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.) scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal on a back heel flick off of a Naglestad cross to put the Friars up, 2-1. It was Arboleda’s second goal in as many games to start the season.
Red-shirt junior goalkeeper Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) finished with five saves for the Friars, including four in the first half. Wright made six saves in the Crusader goal as Holy Cross moved to 0-2-0 on the season. The Friars outshot Holy Cross, 20-9, and took six corner kicks to HC’s three.
The Friars return to the field on Friday, Sept. 6 when they play at Rhode Island in a first round match of the 2013 Ocean State Soccer Classic. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Kingston, R.I.