Sept. 28, 1997

    St. John's Too Strong for Providence

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College men's soccer team was defeated by defending national champions, St. John's, 4-1, Sunday, September 28 at Providence, R.I.

    The first goal of the game was credited to St. John's at the 12:44 mark when a PC defender inadvertently kicked the ball into his own goal. Sophomore midfielder Carlo Acquista scored St. John's second goal at 40:13 after receiving a pass from senior midfielder Jesse Van Saun. Junior midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi netted St. John's third goal at 44:59 on a pass from Carlo Acquista. Junior midfielder Robert Wile scored St. John's final goal at 63:40. The Friars' only goal was scored by senior captain Juan Acevedo at the 64:57 mark when he converted on a pass from freshman midfielder Dane Smith.

    St. John's goalkeepers Dani Braga and Jeffrey Stoklosa did not record a save in the win. PC's Dan Pires registered nine saves in the loss.

    St. John's improved its overall record to 8-0-1 and 4-0 in the BIG EAST, while Providence dropped to 2-7-0 overall and 1-5 in BIG EAST action.

    Providence College returns to action on Wednesday October 1 against the University of Rhode Island at Kingston, R.I.

    St. John's (8-0-1; 4-0)     3   1   --  4
    Providence (2-7-0; 1-5)     0   1   --  1

    SCORING: SJU, Own Goal 12:44; SJU, Carlo Acquista (Jesse Van Saun) 40:13; SJU, Stefani Miglioranzi (Acquista) 44:59; SJU, Robert Wile (Unassisted) 63:40; PC, Juan Acevedo (Dane Smith) 64:57.

    SAVES: SJU, Dani Braga 0 (64:57); Jeffrey Stoklosa 0 (25:03): PC, Dan Pires 9.