PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College men’s soccer team takes on Boston College on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Newton Soccer Field. Kick-off is set for 4:30 P.M.
How to Watch
The game will be streamed on WatchESPN and the ESPN app via ACC Network Extra.
Series History vs. Boston College
First Meeting: Providence-3, Boston College- 2 (1970)
Last Meeting: Providence- 1, Boston College- 0 (2008)
All-Time Series: 13-17-7
Scouting the Eagles
Boston College enters the match with a 2-4 record (0-2 ACC) and on a four-game losing streak. Most recently, the Eagles fell to Clemson, 1-0, on Sept. 15. They also fell to Notre Dame in ACC action, 3-1 (9/4). At the head of the offensive attack for the Eagles is junior forward Simon Enstrom. He leads the team in goals with four, and also has two assists. Along with Enstrom is sophomore midfielder Callum Johnson who has contributed two goals to the Eagles’ season total of 11 overall. Two goalkeepers have seen action for the Eagles thus far. Freshman Antonio Borrelli Chavez has played in all six games, starting three. He holds a .742 save percentage and a 1.72 goals against average. Sophomore Jack Bacon, who has started the other three games in net, has allowed just one goal and made seven saves.
Scouting the Friars
The Friars hold a 2-3-1 overall record and a 0-0-1 record in the BIG EAST. Most recently, Providence battled DePaul to a 0-0 double overtime draw in BIG EAST action. Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) recorded a team-high four shots. He is the team leader in shots (31), goals (3) and assists (3). Colin Miller (Bel Air, Md.) tallied six saves en route to his second shutout of the season. He enters the game with a 2-1-1 record, a .870 save percentage and a 0.68 goals against average. Ten different Friars have recorded at least a point so far in 2017. Overall, the team is averaging 1.5 goals scored per game and 11.7 shots per game.
Steeves leads the team in all scoring categories. He is first in points (nine), goals (three) and assists (three). He currently sits in third place in career points (72) for the Friars, just behind former teammate Julian Gressel. Steeves and Gressel are tied in second for all-time goals at Providence, each with 30.
Gotta Mark ‘Em All
The Friars have had seven different players score through six games. Steeves, Joao Serrano (Evora, Portugal), Braden Kline (Lancaster, Pa.), Alex DaCosta (Bristol, R.I.), Steven Kilday (Marshfield, Mass.), Liam Wilson (Sussex, England) and Brendan Constantine (Glastonbury, Conn.) have all scored goals already this season.
Joao Serrano is second on the team in points, with four. He 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 four points by the redshirt sophomore are already more than he picked up in the 2016 season.
Duncan On D
Freshman Malcolm Duncan has started all six games so far this season and totaled 554 minutes in the Friar backline. He is one of only two freshmen to see time so far in the 2017 campaign. Duncan recorded his first collegiate point on an assist against Harvard on Sept. 9.
The Friars return to BIG EAST play on Saturday, Sept. 23 against Butler. The home game is set to be played at 7:00 P.M. on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium.
2017 Providence College Award Winners
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll: 8/28/17
- New England Soccer Journal Top-10 Players List (Ranked sixth- 8/22/17)
- Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year
- Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll: 9/4/17, 9/11/17
- Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
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