Sept. 6, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's soccer team captured the inaugural Ocean State Classic as it played Brown to a 0-0 double overtime tie, but posted a 5-4 edge in a penalty kick shootout Monday afternoon at Stevenson Field. The match officially is recorded a draw as both teams moved to 1-0-1 on the season.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island native Wilder Arboleda, who was playing in his second collegiate match, slotted his decisive penalty kick off the lower left post and into the net to help the Friars earn the shootout triumph. Red-shirt junior goalkeeper Jhojan Obando (Kissimmee, Fla.) made a diving save to his right on Brown's second attempt off the foot David Walls, while Providence was flawless in the shootout. Senior Matt Marcin (Wilmington, Del.), junior John Raley (St. Inigoes, Md.), senior Andrew Sousa (Fall River, Mass.), freshman Anthony Baumann (Spring Hill, Fla.) and sophomore Arboleda all buried their attempts.
Neither team created many scoring chances in the first half as Providence finished with a 5-4 edge in shots in the first 45 minutes. Providence senior Toussaint McClure (Atlanta, Ga.) had a shot from 15 yards out in the 42nd minute but Paul Grandstrand made a diving stop to his right. The Friars had another chance in the 56th minute when Sousa played a cross from the left flank which was cleared out. The ball bounced outside the 18-yard box to senior Michael Pereira (London, Ontario) who ripped a volley that was deflected over the cross bar for a corner kick. Brown was dangerous on its set pieces, especially corner kicks, but could not convert. For the match, Brown had a 13-8 advantage in shots. Grandstrand made five saves, while Obando stopped three shots to earn his first collegiate shutout.
Providence senior Bryan Minogue
(Miller Place, N.Y.), junior Daniel Fabian
(Southbury, Conn.), freshman Greg Davis
(Jamaica, N.Y.) and Obando were named to the All-Tournament Team. Minogue was named Defensive MVP.
Providence is back in action on Thursday, September 9 when they play at No. 24 Michigan State.
URI- Dwane Williams
URI - Robby Gargaro
Bryant - Christian Carrasquillo
Bryant - Matthew D'Amelio
Brown - Paul Grandstrand
Brown - Dylan Remick
Brown - Thomas McNamara
PC - Greg Davis
PC - Daniel Fabian
PC - Jhojan Obando
Brown - Sean Rosa
Providence - Bryan Minogue