Oct. 29, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
The Providence College men's soccer team erased an early deficit and scored two first half goals en route to a 2-1 victory over 19th-ranked Georgetown in a BIG EAST Conference clash Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. With the win, the Friars improved to 10-6-1 overall and 5-3-1 in the BIG EAST. The Hoyas are now 10-4-4 and 5-3-1 in league action.
Based on earlier and later results, the Friars can finish as high as fourth or as low as fifth in the BIG EAST Blue Division. Providence will begin the BIG EAST Championship First Round on Wednesday, November 2 at site and time yet to be determined.
Georgetown struck first in the eighth minute when Andy Riemer scored on an overhead kick after a rebound on a direct free kick. The Friars then scored twice within a 3:10 span to take a 2-1 halftime lead. Senior John Raley (St. Inigoes, Md.) played a cross to sophomore Greg Davis (Jamaica, N.Y.) who ripped a shot into the upper right corner to even the score at 1-1 in the 12th minute. It marked his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Freshman Marcos Ugarte (Providence, R.I.) then equaled Davis' team lead in goals as he also netted his sixth of the season. Ugarte took advantage of a rebound in front to put the Friars ahead in the 15th minute.
That was all the scoring the Friars needed as they captured their third consecutive BIG EAST road win. Senior goalkeeper Jhojan Obando (Kissimmee, Fla.) totaled five saves, including four in the second half.