Dominik Machado scored his first goal as a Friar.
Sept. 28, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men's soccer team used a three-goal, second half outburst to erase a one goal deficit en route to a 3-1 win over Seton Hall in both teams' BIG EAST opener on Saturday afternoon at Glay Field.
Freshman Julian Gressel (Naustadt der Aisch, Germany) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 75th minute as the Friars improved to 6-1-2 (1-0-0 BIG EAST) on the year. Seton Hall is now 2-4-2 (0-1-0 BIG EAST).
Each team had several quality scoring chances in the first half, including Seton Hall's Max Garcia sliding a shot just wide of the goal with under a minute to play. One of Providence's best chance of the first half came on a Markus Naglestad (Kristiansand, Norway) free kick taken from just outside the box that forced Seton Hall goalkeeper Julian Spindler into making a diving stop.
In the second half, Seton Hall took a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute when Max Garcia converted a penalty kick that Friar goalkeeper Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) did well just to get a hand on.
The Friars levelled the score at 1-1 when freshman Nick Sailor (Bloomfield, Conn.) took advantage of a miscue at the top of the Seton Hall box. He picked up the loose ball, dribbled around Spindler and put the ball in for his first goal in a Friar uniform, scored in the 63rd minute.
From there, the Friars rattled off several scoring chances in search of the go ahead goal, including a Manny Andrade (Boston, Mass.) header that Spindler made a point blank save on, Sailor firing a shot from 18-yards out that went just wide of the post and a Gressel drive on goal that Spindler also saved..
Gressel then gave the Friars the lead when he got on the end of a Thomas Ballenthin (Lexington, Mass.) cross and volleyed the ball into the back of the net for his sixth goal of the season.
With time winding down, red-shirt sophomore Jimmy Petrucelli (Brentwood, N.H.) and freshman Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) played a give-and-go through the Seton Hall box that ended with Machado scoring his first goal as a Friar, sealing the win.
The Friars outshot Seton Hall 19-11, including a 9-2 margin in shots on goal. Broome finished with one save in the win, while Spindler totaled six saves for the match.
Providence plays its next game at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 at BIG EAST opponent St. John's.
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