Oct. 30, 2010
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Matt Marcin (Wilmington, Del.) made the most of his Senior Day as he scored the lone goal of the match to lead the Providence men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over West Virginia in the regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Glay Field. The victory was the fourth-consecutive for the Friars, who improved to 9-5-2 overall and 4-4-1 in the BIG EAST. West Virginia fell to 9-6-2 overall and 5-4 in the BIG EAST.
Providence sealed a fifth-place finish in the BIG EAST Blue Division with 13 points, while West Virginia finished in fourth place with 15 points. The Friars will play the fourth-seed from the BIG EAST Red Divison (not yet determined) on Wednesday, November 3. West Virginia will host the fifth seed from the Red Division.
Marcin's goal came in the 41st minute following a corner kick. The initial corner kick was headed out by a West Virginia defender, but the ball went to junior Daniel Fabian (Southbury, Conn.) who was on the top right side of the 18-yard box. Fabian then curled a cross to Marcin who headed the ball into the net from six yards out to give the Friars the lead. It marked Marcin's fifth goal of the season, which tied his career-high that he set last season. Marcin had a chance to put the game away in the 67th minute after a passing sequence with classmate Michael Pereira (London, Ontario), but Marcin's shot missed just wide right. Junior Giuseppe Guerriero (Essex, Mass.) came close to adding to PC `s lead in the 74th minute, but his right-footed volley from 20 yards out was stopped with a diving effort by Zach Johnson.
The Mountaineers finished with a 9-5 advantage in shots, but could not score past red-shirt junior goalkeeper Jhojan Obando (Kissimmee, Fla.). WVU's best scoring chance came in the sixth minute when Moeryhan Doue was in alone against the goalkeeper, but Obando made a diving stop to his right to keep the game scoreless. Obando also made a save in the 65th minute off the right foot of Claudio Silva. Obando finished with four saves to earn his fifth shutout, while Johnson stopped two shots.