Sept. 11, 1997
Providence College Defeats UConn in Overtime, 2-1
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College men's soccer team defeated the University of Connecticut, 2-1, in overtime on Wednesday, September 10 in BIG EAST action at Providence, R.I. PC junior midfielder Bobby Brown scored 3:19 into overtime to give the Friars their first victory against Connecticut since 1984.
Connecticut sophomore defender Alex Cortes gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead as he netted the first goal of the game at the 34:52 mark. PC freshman back John Costigan took a feed from sophomore midfielder Michael Eisenhut and scored the game-tying goal with 2:38 remaining in regulation.
In the first sudden-death overtime, Eisenhut broke down the left side and sent a pass to Brown in the middle of the field, who blasted a shot from outside the box that sailed into the top left corner of the net. For Brown it marked his second career game-winning goal.
Providence junior goalkeeper Dan Pires registered four saves and earned his first win of the season. UConn sophomore goalkeeper Matt Chavlovich recorded nine saves on 18 shots.
Providence improved its overall record to 1-2 and 1-2 in the BIG EAST, while Connecticut dropped to 1-2-1 overall and 0-2 in the BIG EAST.
Providence College returns to action on Saturday, September 13 against Pittsburgh at PC's Glay Field.
Connecticut (1-2-1, 0-2-0) 1 0 0 -- 1 Providence (1-2, 1-2) 0 1 1 -- 2 SCORING: C, Alex Cortes (Brent Rahim, Maurizio Rocha) 34:52; PC, John Costigan (Michael Eisenhut) 87:22; PC, Bobby Brown (Eisenhut) 93:19. SAVES: C, Matt Chavlovich (93:19) 9: PC, Daniel Pires (93:19) 4.
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