Sept. 26, 1997

    Men's Soccer Falls to Syracuse

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College men's soccer team was defeated by BIG EAST foe Syracuse, 5-1, Friday, September 26 at Providence, R.I. Syracuse sophomore midfielder Gabriel Gervais scored three goals and added one assist for seven points.

    Gervais scored the game's first two goals at the 6:06 mark and the 21:24 mark to give Syracuse a 2-0 lead. Freshman forward Tim Songer netted Syracuse's third goal at 58:21 and Gervais completed the hat trick at 58:52. Freshman midfielder Matt O'Toole scored the Friars' only goal at the 63:08 mark. Syracuse freshman forward Matt Torok scored the game's final goal at 65:06.

    Syracuse senior goalkeeper Dan Hobson recorded one save in the win. PC's Dan Pires and Chris Tate registered for three saves in the loss.

    Syracuse improved its overall record to 4-4 and 2-2 in the BIG EAST, while Providence dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in BIG EAST action.

    Providence College returns to action on Sunday, September 28 against St. John's at PC's Glay Field.

    Syracuse (4-4; 2-2)     2   3   --  5
    Providence (2-6; 1-4)   0   1   --  1

    SCORING: SU, Gabriel Gervais (Jeff Knittel) 6:06; SU, Gervais (Anthony Iannone) 21:24; SU, Tim Songer (Gervais) 58:21; SU, Gervais (Songer) 58:52; PC, Matt O'Toole (unassisted) 63:08; SU, Matt Torok (Iannone) 65:06.

    SAVES: SU, Dan Hobson 1: PC, Dan Pires 3 (64:00), Chris Tate 0 (26:00).