Oct. 23, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. -
Late in double overtime, freshman midfielder Dom Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) sent a shot into the upper left corner of the net to lift the Providence College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over BIG EAST foe Villanova. With the win, the Friars improve to 9-3-2 (4-2-0 BIG EAST), while Villanova falls to 6-7-1 (2-4-0 BIG EAST).
Machado’s game winner was scored at 107:48 while Providence was playing with 10 men following a red card. Freshman Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) registered an assist on the play for his first career point as a Friar.
Chris Hill gave Villanova the early lead when he scored his third goal of the season in the eighth minute of play. The goal was assisted by Aaron Dennis.
But the Friars were able to answer in the 34th minute as senior Anthony Baumann (Spring Hill, Fla.) tied the game at 1-1 with his third goal of the season by converting a penalty kick. Red-shirt senior Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.) created the chance when was fouled in the box by a Villanova defender.
The Friars outshot the Wildcats 29-19, including a 12-7 advantage in shots on goal, and also held the advantage in corner kicks, 7-1. In goal, red-shirt junior Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) made six saves for the Friars, while Wildcat goalkeeper Andrew Weakly made 10 stops.
Providence has now won two of its last three games in double overtime, including a 1-0 win at Depaul on Oct. 12. The Friars have played four overtime games this year, posting a 2-0-2 record in those contests.
Providence plays its last regular-season road game at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Xavier, marking the first ever game between the two programs.