Men’s Soccer To Host UConn

Sept. 27, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

The Providence College men’s soccer team will play a non-conference match against Connecticut on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium.

 

The Last Meeting
Providence0
Connecticut2
October 27, 2012
Storrs, Conn.
Men's Soccer Falls to No. 3 Connecticut, 2-0
On Saturday, Oct. 27 the Providence College men's soccer team travelled to Storrs, Conn. to take on No. 4 Connecticut. Headed into Saturday's match, the Friars needed atleast a tie to guarentee them a spot in the 2012 BIG EAST tournament. After defeating the Huskies on Wednesday, Oct.24, 1-0, the Friars fell to the Huskies on Saturday, 2-0. The Friars finished their 2012 campaign with a record of 4-10-2 (2-6-0 BIG EAST) while Huskies finished with a record of 14-2-1 (6-2-0 BIG EAST).

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Series History


 

 

First Meeting: PC 0, at UConn 8 (1973)

Last Meeting: PC 1, UConn 0 (2012)

All-Time Series: 6-32-2

 

Scouting the Huskies

The Huskies enter the non-conference match-up with a 6-3 record and a 1-0 record in the American Athletic Conference. The Huskies’ most notable game came on Sept. 13 at then-No. 1 Notre Dame, falling 1-0 in double overtime. UConn has played one other game against a BIG EAST opponent and was defeated 1-0 by Georgetown on Sept. 10.

 

The Huskies are led by Abdou Thiam, who has played in seven games and recorded 13 points on six goals and one assist. Two other Huskies received weekly honors from the AAC on Sept. 26 after defeating league opponent Temple 1-0 on Sept. 24. Jake Nerwinski was named Defender of the Week after scoring one goal against Rhode Island (Sept. 21) and then helping the Huskies to their third shutout.

 

Scott Levene earned Goalkeeper of the Week accolades (Sept. 26) after earning his third shutout of the season. Levene has made 33 saves on the season and allowed seven goals for a goals against average of 0.77 and save percentage of .825.

 

Scouting the Friars

The Friars return home after facing No. 10 Butler on the road. The Friars held the Bulldogs scoreless until the 76th minute, when Butler scored off a penalty kick and then again in the 80th minute, also off a penalty kick. Providence will enter the non-conference match with a 4-4 record and 0-2 BIG EAST record. The Friars are led by Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany) who has nine points on four goals and one assist.

 

Ben Seguljic has played 468:45 minutes on the season, making eight saves and allowing eight goals against for a 1.54 goals against average and a .750 save percentage. 

Up Next

The Friars will resume BIG EAST play and host Xavier at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium.

 

2016 Providence College Award Winners

Julian Gressel

-Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team

-BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 29)

-BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 6)

 

Danny Griffin

-BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Sept. 12)

 

Dominik Machado

-Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team

 

Mac Steeves

-Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year

-Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team

-MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List 

 

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