Men's Soccer Faces Boston University on Friday Night

Nick Sailor

Sept. 18, 2013


The Providence College men’s soccer team hits the road for a Friday night game at Boston University (Sept. 20). The 7:00 p.m. game will be played at Nickerson Field.  

Last week, the Friars defeated Harvard (3-1) and tied Northeastern (0-0) to start the season with a 4-0-2 record.

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Sept. 20 at Boston University

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Sept. 20 at Boston University

Series History vs. Boston University
First Meeting: BU 2, at PC 1 (1974)
Last Meeting: at PC 1, BU 1 (2012 – 2ot)
All-Time Series: BU leads, 11-3-3

Scouting The Terriers
The Terriers enter Friday night on a three-match winning streak, having recently defeated Northeastern, 1-0, at home on Tuesday night. Freshman Felix De Bona scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 34th minute when he headed in a free kick. The Terriers are now 3-2-0 on the year, with their other wins coming at home against Monmouth (3-0) and Hofstra (2-1). De Bona leads the team with two goals and four points. In net, Matt Gilbert has started four games for BU, including all three wins, and has a 0.79 goals against average, a .850 save percentage and two shutouts.

Last Week
The Friars defeated Harvard (3-1) and then played Northeastern to a 0-0 draw in two home games. The tie versus Northeastern was Providence’s first clean sheet of the season and its first 0-0 tie since 2010 (0-0 tie with Brown). It was also red-shirt junior goalkeeper Keasel Broome’s (Claymont, Del.) third career shutout with the Friars. In the win over Harvard, senior Anthony Baumann (Spring Hill, Fla.) and sophomore Manny Andrade (Boston, Mass.) each finished the game with a goal and an assist. Baumann, the Friars’ left back, went on to be named to the weekly BIG EAST honor roll (Sept. 16).



Unbeaten Starts
The Friars defeated Rhode Island (2-1) in their first Ocean State Classic match to start the season with three consecutive wins for the first time since 1993 when it started the year 4-0-0. After posting a win and a tie last week, the Friars are undefeated in their first six games of a season (4-0-2) for the first time since 2008, when they opened the year with a 3-0-3 mark.

Around the BIG EAST
Providence (4-0-2) remains the lone unbeaten team in the BIG EAST, while St. John’s is on a four-game winning streak. Recently knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten, Creighton welcomes St. John’s for an important BIG EAST showdown this Saturday (Sept. 21). It is the first BIG EAST match of the year. In the latest polls, the Bluejays are ranked fifth by the NSCAA, eighth by Soccer America and third by the College Soccer News. Several other BIG EAST teams are also in the rankings including St. John’s (#7 NSCAA/#6 SA/#7 CSN), Georgetown (#19 NSCAA/#12 SA/#10 CSN), Butler (RV NSCAA/#24 SA), Providence (RV NSCAA/RV CSN) and Marquette (RV CSN).

Ocean State Soccer Classic Co-Champions
With Brown and Providence playing to a 1-1 tie on Sunday (Sept. 8), the two teams ended the tournament as co-champions after each squad accumulated four points on a win and a tie. Rhode Island placed third with three points, while Bryant finished fourth. The Friars have played for the title in each of the four seasons that the tournament has been contested between Rhode Island’s four NCAA Div. I men’s soccer teams.

Ocean State Soccer Classic Championship Games
2010: Providence College 1, Brown 1 (Providence, R.I./at Brown)*
2011: Providence College 1, Rhode Island 0 (Kingston, R.I./ot)
2012: Brown 1, Providence College 0 (Kingston, R.I.)
2013: Providence College 1, Brown 1 (Providence, R.I./at Providence College)^
* - Providence won PK’s(5-4)  to take OSSC title
^ - Predetermined matchups used for tournament (no PK’s)

For the 2013 season, the BIG EAST will consist of 10 teams and play a nine-game league schedule in one division with the addition of new members Butler University, Creighton University and Xavier University. The BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Championship will begin with the opening round on campuses on Nov. 12.  Six teams will qualify for the championship. The No. 3 seed will play the No. 6 seed and the No. 4 seed will play the No. 5 seed in the opening round. The top two seeds will receive byes to the semifinals. The semifinals and championship games will be played on Nov. 15 & 17 at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa.

Captains Named
Head Coach Craig Stewart announced on Aug. 21 that red-shirt senior Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.), senior Anthony Baumann (Spring Hill, Fla.) and red-shirt junior Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) have been named team captains for the 2013 season.

Nine players have joined the Friars for the 2013 season. The group of incoming players includes junior Fabio Machado (Leominster, Mass.), red-shirt freshman Cris Huacon (Kearny, N.J.) and freshmen Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany), Mark Jecewiz (Smithtown, N.Y.), Brian Kennedy (Upland, Calif.), Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.), Nick Sailor (Bloomfield, Conn.), Ben Seguljic (Rye Brook, N.Y.) and Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.).

Up Next
The Friars are back on the road with a 7:00 p.m. match against Virginia on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Charlottesville, Va.

2013 Providence College Award Winners
Brandon Adler
- Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament (Sept. 9)
Wilder Arboleda
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 2)
Anthony Baumann
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 16)
Keasel Broome
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 9)
Julian Gressel
- BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Sept. 2)
Phil Towler
- Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 9)
- Ocean State Soccer Classic Co-Most Outstanding Player (Sept. 9)
Dominik Machado
- Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament (Sept. 9)
Markus Naglestad
- Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament (Sept. 9)

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