The Providence College men’s soccer team topped BIG EAST opponent Seton Hall, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium.
Providence – 3 | Seton Hall – 1
Providence - 4-7-2 (1-2-2 BE) | Seton Hall – 5-7-1 (2-3-0 BE)
Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium – Providence, R.I.
GAME FLOW & NOTES
- Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) scored his team-high seventh goal of the season in the 38th minute of play. Joao Serrano (Evora, Portugal) took a free kick from the right side that found Steeves waiting in the box. He was able to put home his own rebound chance to give the Friars a 1-0 lead.
- Steeves and Serrano combined again to give the Friars a 2-0 lead with just six seconds remaining in the half. Serrano’s corner kick found the head of Steeves at the far post.
- Matt DePerro (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) scored his second career goal in as many games. Klisman Sousa (Sal, Cape Verde) set up the play with a great pass from the backline. DePerro was able to beat his defender and finish to the far post in the 57th minute.
- Seton Hall was able to get a goal back in the 88th minute of play. Marco Neves took a shot from inside the box that deflected off of a Providence defender and into the back of the net. Jonathan Jimenez was credited with the assist.
- Colin Miller (Bel Air, Md.) made three saves on the afternoon, while Peyton Elder made four for the Pirates.
- Mac Steeves’ two-goal game was his second of the season. With his goals today, he surpassed former teammate Julian Gressel on the all-time points leaderboard. Steeves is now in second place all-time with 82 points.
HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (Providence) – 38:57 – Mac Steeves, assisted by Joao Serrano – Goal from inside the 6 off a free kick
2-0 (Providence) – 44:54 – Mac Steeves, assisted by Joao Serrano – Header off a corner kick
3-0 (Providence) – 56:53 – Matt DePerro, assisted by Klisman Sousa – Beat defender 1v1 and finished to the far post
3-1 (Seton Hall) – 87:25 – Marco Neves, assisted by Jonathan Jimenez – Shot in the box that deflected off of a Providence defender
Providence: Colin Miller, 4-5-2: 3 saves, 1 goal against
Seton Hall: Peyton Elder, 2-1-0: 4 saves, 3 goals against
Shots on goal: 7
Corner kicks: 8
Shots on goal: 4
Corner kicks: 6
The Friars’ next game is at home on Saturday, Oct. 21. Providence takes on BIG EAST opponent Creighton at 7:00 p.m. on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium.
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