Sept. 20, 2013
BOSTON, Mass. -
Fabio Machado (Santa Catarina, Brazil) scored a goal in each half and the Friar defense did the rest as the Providence College men's soccer team defeated Boston University, 2-0, at Nickerson Field on Friday night. With the win, the Friars run their undefeated streak to seven games (5-0-2) to start the year, while the Terriers fall to 3-2-0.
The Friars took a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute when Fabio Machado, a junior forward, converted a feed from freshman Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) for his first goal as a Friar. Junior back Brandon Adler (Montville, N.J.) got the play started with a pass to Dominik Machado to earn his first career assist.
Fabio Machado then staked Providence to a 2-0 lead in the 60th minute. Following a corner kick, red-shirt sophomore Jeff Kilday (Marshfield, Mass.) fired a shot on goal that was saved by Terrier goalkeeper Matt Gilbert but Machado was there to put the rebound in for his second goal of the night. The assist by Kilday was his first collegiate point.
Red-shirt junior Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) posted his second consecutive clean sheet as the and the Friar defense held the Terriers without a shot on goal. It was the fourth shutout of Broome's Friar career. In the Boston University net, Gilbert finished with seven saves.
The Friars outshot Boston University by a 21-9 margin, including a 9-0 advantage in shots on goal.
Providence has gotten off to a 5-0-2 start with one game remaining on its nonconference schedule, marking their best start to a season since opening 2005 with a 4-0-5 mark. The Friars continue on the road with a 7:00 p.m. game at Virginia on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Charlottesville, Va. before BIG EAST play begins.