Oct. 20, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
The men's soccer team fell at ninth-ranked Notre Dame, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. With the win, the Irish improved to 12-3-0 (4-2-0 BIG EAST) on the season, while the Friars moved to 3-9-2 (1-5-0 BIG EAST). Three Ryan Finley goals in a nine minute span led the Irish to the win.
Providence and Notre Dame battled to a scoreless tie after the first half of play, but Finley and the Irish offense came alive when he headed Notre Dame to a 1-0 lead at 69:59 off of a pass from Max Lochowecki. With a half hour to play and needing a goal, the Irish then capitalized as the Friars pushed numbers forward. At 73:39 Finley netted his second of the game, with the assist going to Dillon Powers. Then in the 79th minute, Finley converted a penalty kick for the hat trick.
One of the Friars' best scoring chances came in the first half. Following a blocked Marc Cintron (Piscataway, N.J.) shot, junior Phil Ziegler (East Lyme, Conn.) cracked a drive off the post that narrowly missed giving the Friars the lead.
Friar red shirt sophomore Keasel Broome(Claymont, Del.) finished with six saves in the Providence goal to tie a season high mark (he also had six saves at Monmouth). Notre Dame's Will Walsh made two saves to earn the shutout victory.
The Friars close out the regular season next week with a two-game set versus fourth-ranked Connecticut. First, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, Providence closes out its home schedule with a 3:00 p.m. game that will air on tape delay on Cox Sports. Then on Saturday, Oct. 27, the regular season finale will be played at 4:00 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.