Oct. 19, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's soccer team dropped a hard-fought battle to 20th-ranked Marquette, 1-0, on Saturday, October 19 in Providence, R.I. The Friars found themselves on the disappointing side of the result, despite outshooting the Golden Eagles, 18-10, and holding a 10-7 edge in corner kicks.
Marquette scored what proved to be the game winner in the 73rd minute of play as Louis Bennett II bent a shot into the far top corner of the goal from outside the box. Kelmend Islami earned the assist on the play.
Keasel Broome recorded four saves in goal for the Friars, who fall to 8-3-2 overall on the season, including a 3-2-0 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. Charlie Lyon registered seven saves for Marquette, as the Golden Eagles improve to 9-3-1 overall and 5-0-0 in regular-season league play.
One of Providence's best scoring chances came in the 63rd minute when Wilder Arboleda played a through ball into the right side of the box that Julian Gressel ran onto but his drive went just wide. Then, with under three minutes to play, Gressel was setup again on the right side of the box, but his drive flashed wide across the face of the Marquette goal.
The Friars return to action on Wednesday, October 23 against BIG EAST foe Villanova. The game will be played in Villanova, Pa. at 3:00 p.m.
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