Men’s Soccer Clashes with Harvard

Sept. 8, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

The Providence College men’s soccer team welcomes Harvard University to Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium for a non-conference match-up scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m.

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Series History vs. Harvard
First Meeting: Harvard- 3, PC-2 (1995)
Last Meeting: PC- 3, Harvard- 1 (2013)
All-Time Series: 4-10-0

Scouting the Crimson
Harvard enters Saturday’s game with an overall record of 0-2. The Crimson fell to both Xavier and UMass Lowell by a score of 3-0. Senior Kyle Parks played both games in net for Harvard and holds a .667 save percentage. He also played every minute of the 2016 season for the Crimson. Freshman Paolo Belloni-Urso leads the team in shots with five. Last season, the Crimson finished with a 10-3-2 overall record and a 4-0-1 Ivy League record. Sophomore Matthew Glass is the team’s leading returning scorer. He had four goals and 11 total points. Junior Christian Sady also had 11 points, on three goals and five assists last year.

Scouting the Friars
The Friars picked up wins against the University of Rhode Island and Bryant University to improve their record to 2-2-0. The win against the Rams occurred in dramatic fashion. Sophomore Alex DaCosta (Bristol, R.I.) scored the equalizer for the Friars with less than three minutes remaining in regulation. Liam Wilson (Sussex, England) and Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) picked up assists on the goal. The game progressed to double overtime, where Providence was able to clinch a victory in the 110th minute. Steeves took a long throw into the box, where junior Steven Kilday (Marshfield, Mass.) was able to head it home. On Monday night, the Friars defeated Bryant, 3-0, in their home opener. Steeves led the team offensively with two goals and an assist (five points). Braden Kline scored the other goal for the Friars, his first of the 2017 season. Red-shirt junior Colin Miller (Bel Air, Md.) earned both starts in goal. He holds a 2-0 record, a 0.45 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.

Steeves’ Return
Steeves’ seven-point week pushed him first place on the team in all scoring categories. He leads the team in points (seven), goals (two) and assists (three). He is currently tied for third in points per game in the BIG EAST. With his goals and points against Bryant, Steeves moved into sole possession of third place in career goals (29) and career points (70) for the Friars. He sits just behind former teammate Julian Gressel in both categories.

Gotta Mark ‘Em All
The Friars have had seven different players score through four games. Steeves, Kline, DaCosta, Kilday, Wilson, Joao Serrano (Evora, Portugal) and Brendan Constantine (Glastonbury, Conn.) have all scored goals already this season.

Serrano Starts Strong
Joao Serrano picked up three points for the Friars on opening weekend. With a goal and assist, he was Providence’s main offensive threat in North Carolina. For his efforts, Serrano was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (8/28). The three points by the redshirt sophomore are already more than he picked up in the 2016 season.

The Friars’ Newcomers
The Friars added five freshman to the roster this season. Ben Agnew (Alpharetta, Ga.), Malcolm Duncan (Toronto, Ontario), Simon Fisher (Brookline, Mass.), Garrett King (Scarborough, Maine) and Ben Ludwick (Boxborough, Mass.) join the 23 returning players. Duncan has started all four games so far this season and totaled 360 minutes in the Friar backline.

Up Next
The Friars play their first BIG EAST contest at home on Saturday, Sept. 16. DePaul visits Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

2017 Providence College Award Winners
Joao Serrano
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll: 8/28/17

Danny Griffin
- New England Soccer Journal Top-10 Players List (Ranked sixth- 8/22/17)

Mac Steeves
- Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year
- Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll: 9/4/17

Mark Jecewiz
- Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team

- GO FRIARS! -


 

 

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