Sept. 17, 1997

    Yale Beats Providence, 4-1

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Yale University defeated Providence College, 4-1, on Saturday, September 13 in BIG EAST men's soccer action at Providence, R.I.

    Matilla opened the scoring at the 17:44 mark as he kicked in the rebound off his own shot from five feet in front of the net. Pitt sophomore forward Reagan Bender increased the Panthers' lead to 2-0 when he scored on a breakaway at 19:34. Sophomore Andrew McConville netted the lone goal for the Friars as blasted in a direct kick from the left side with 2:56 remaining in the first half.

    Matilla and freshman midfielder Brian Baleno each scored in the second half to give Pitt a 4-1 victory.

    Pittsburgh senior goalkeeper Chris Hanlon recorded five saves in the win. Providence junior goalkeeper Dan Pires registered five saves on 11 shots.

    Yale improved its overall record to 1-0, while Providence dropped to 1-3 overall.

    Providence College returns to action on Saturday, September 20 against Fairfield University at PC's Glay Field.