Men's Soccer Picks Up 2-1 Victory At Villanova

Oct. 28, 2017

Box Score

VILLANOVA, PA. - The Providence College men’s soccer team defeated Villanova, 2-1, in BIG EAST Conference action on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Villanova, Pa.

SCORE
Providence – 2 | Villanova – 1

RECORDS
Providence – 5-7-4 (2-2-4 BE) | Villanova – 7-10-0 (2-6-0 BE)

VENUE
Higgins Soccer Complex – Villanova, Pa.

GAME FLOW & NOTES
- The Friars held a slim lead in shots (6-5) and corner kicks (2-1) in the first half.
- Providence took a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals from Danny Griffin and Matt DePerro during a five-minute span early in the first half.
- It marked Griffin’s second goal of the season and DePerro’s third.
- The Wildcats cut the Friars’ lead to one (2-1) in the 17th minute as Lucas Vums Hodges converted his sixth goal of the season.
- Colin Miller collected three first-half saves for Providence.
- Villanova out-shot Providence 7-2 in the second half, but neither team was able to find the back of the net.
- Miller played a critical role in the match, as he collected eight saves overall, including five in the second half to lift the Friars to victory.
- With the victory, the Friars picked up three critical points in the league standings

HOW THEY SCORED
1-0 (PC) – 11:01 – Danny Griffin (Braden Kline) – played a ball down in the box and beat two defenders
2-0 (PC) – 16:00 – Matt DePerro (Brendan Constantine) – low cross from right to the right side; one-touch over goalkeeper into left side of net from right side of six-yard box
2-1 (VU) – 17:06 – Lucas Vums Hodges (unassisted)


 

 

GOALKEEPERS
Providence: Colin Miller, 5-5-4: 8 saves, 1 goal against
Villanova: Will Steiner, 7-10-0: 1 saves, 2 goals against

STAT COMPARISON
Providence-
Shots: 8
Shots on goal: 3
Corner kicks: 3
Fouls: 6
Saves: 8

Villanova-
Shots: 12
Shots on goal: 9
Corner kicks: 3
Fouls: 12
Saves: 1

LOOKING AHEAD
The Friars return home for the final regular season contest on Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m when St. John’s comes to town for Senior Night.

For more updates on the Providence men's soccer program, follow the team on Twitter @PCFriarsMSoccer

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