Men's Soccer To Close Out Nonconference Schedule at Virginia

    Freshman Julian Gressel leads the Friars with seven points.

    Freshman Julian Gressel leads the Friars with seven points.

    Sept. 23, 2013

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

    The Providence College men’s soccer team will close out the nonconference portion of its regular season schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 24 with a 7:00 p.m. game at Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) foe Virginia. The Friars and Cavaliers will be meeting for just the second time when they kickoff at UVA’s Klöckner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. 

    On the strength of two goals from junior forward Fabio Machado (Santa Catarina, Brazil), the Friars defeated Boston University on Friday night (Sept. 20), 2-0, to push their record to 5-0-2 to start the season.

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    Sept. 24 at UVA

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    Sept. 24 at UVA

    All-time Series History
    First Meeting: at UVA 2, PC 0 (2000)
    Last Meeting: at UVA 2, PC 0 (2000)
    All-Time Series: UVA leads, 1-0-0

    Scouting The Caveliers

    Virginia enters Tuesday night with a 2-3-1 overall record and a 0-2-1 mark in ACC play. At home, the Cavaliers are 2-1-1 on the season. Most recently Virginia tied North Carolina State, 3-3, on Sept. 20. Prior to that, the Cavaliers snapped a two-match losing streak with a 3-0 home win against George Mason (Sept. 17).


     

     

    Trailing by two goals against N.C. State, Virginia rallied for the 3-3 tie capped off by a Matt Brown game-tying goal scored with six seconds remaining in regulation. On the season, Darius Madison and Brian James are tied for the team lead with two goals apiece. Jordan Allen leads the squad with three assists. In net, Jeff Cal has played every minute for UVA, totaling a 1.61 goals against average and a .583 save percentage while posting two shutouts.

    Last Time Out
    Fabio Machado (Santa Catarina, Brazil) scored a goal in each half and the Friar defense did the rest as Providence defeated Boston University, 2-0, at Nickerson Field on Friday night (Sept. 20). With the win, the Friars moved their undefeated streak to seven games (5-0-2) to start the year. Machado’s goals were his first two as a Friar, while red-shirt sophomore Jeff Kilday (Marshfield, Mass.) notched his first career point with an assist and junior back Brandon Adler (Montville, N.J.) registered his first career assist.

    Unbeaten Starts
    After posting a win at Boston University on Friday night, the Friars are undefeated in their first seven games of the season (5-0-2), marking their best start to a season since opening 2005 with a 4-0-5 mark. In addition, Providence opened the year on a three-match winning streak for the first time since 1993, when it started the year 4-0-0.

    Around the BIG EAST
    At 5-0-2, the Friars are the only unbeaten team in the BIG EAST, but several other squads carry unbeaten streaks into the week. Georgetown has won its last four games, while Xavier is also unbeaten in its last four (2-0-2). On Saturday night (Sept. 21), Creighton downed St. John’s, 1-0, in a double overtime thriller that marked the first League match of the 2013 season. The game was played at Creighton.

    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)

    BIG EAST Soccer
    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.

    Newcomers
    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 kick off their nine-game BIG EAST slate against Seton Hall with a 1:00 p.m. home game on Saturday, Sept. 28.

    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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