Oct. 1, 2010
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PROVIDENCE TO FACE NOTRE DAME... Providence College will play its second BIG EAST Conference match of the season on Sunday, October 3 at 2:30 p.m. against Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind. It will mark the first game for the Friars in Notre Dame's new Alumni Stadium.
FRIARS HEAD WEST... Providence's trip to Notre Dame will mark the second of its four trips to the midwest this season. The Friars have played at Michigan State and also will play at DePaul and Marquette.
SERIES HISTORY VERSUS NOTRE DAME... The Fighting Irish hold a 12-2-1 edge in the all-time series against the Friars. Most recently, Notre Dame defeated Providence, 1-0, in double overtime on October 10, 2009. UND scored with 51 seconds left in the second overtime to earn the win in Providence. The Friars' last victory against the Fighting Irish was on October 8, 2000 when they posted a 3-1 result at Glay Field.
WHAT'S NEXT... After the match against Notre Dame, Providence will play three consecutive home matches at Glay Field in a span of one week. The Friars will play a non-conference match against Boston University before playing conference foes Georgetown and No. 3/4 Connecticut. Providence has posted a 3-1 home record this season.
MARCIN NAMED TO BIG EAST WEEKLY HONOR ROLL... Senior Matt Marcin (Wilmington, Del.) was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday, September 27. Marcin scored the lone goal of the match as Providence defeated Northeastern, 1-0, in Brookline, Mass. on September 21. It marked his first goal of the season. On September 25, he netted one goal in PC's 2-1 loss to No. 8/10 Louisville.
LAST TIME OUT... In its last match, Providence defeated Harvard, 2-1, Wednesday night in Cambridge, Mass. It marked Providence's first win over Harvard since September 12, 1999. Sophomore Keith Jecewiz (Smithtown, N.Y.) scored his first career goal to give the Friars a 1-0 lead in the 36th minute as classmate Marc Cintron (Piscataway, N.J.) assisted on the goal. The Friars doubled their lead with two seconds remaining in the first half when Matt Marcin connected on his third goal of the season. Jecewiz assisted on Marcin's goal. The Crimson cut the Friars' lead to 2-1 as Jamie Rees scored just 1:55 into the second half, but the Friars thwarted Harvard's chances the rest of the way to earn their second consecutive road victory. Red-shirt junior goalkeeper Jhojan Obando (Kissimmee, Fla.) made five saves for PC, including three in the first half.
SCOUTING NOTRE DAME... Notre Dame is coming off a 1-1 double overtime tie at Northwestern Wednesday night. Steven Perry scored the equalizer in the 79th minute for the Fighting Irish, who outshot the Wildcats, 30-16. Prior to that match, UND defeated St. John's, 1-0, in the BIG EAST Conference opener on September 25. Perry leads the team in scoring with four goals, while Will Walsh has played in seven games in goal and has posted four shutouts.
MARCIN ON GOAL SCORING STREAK... Matt Marcin, who did not score a goal in his first five matches, has scored in three consecutive games and is now tied for the team lead with three goals and one assist. Marcin netted his first goal of the season in a 1-0 win at Northeastern on September 21. Four days later, he recorded his second goal in a 2-1 loss to No. 8/10 Louisville. On September 29, Marcin's goal with two seconds left in the first half proved to be the difference as Providence posted a 2-1 victory at Harvard.
ARBOLEDA LEADING PROVIDENCE IN SCORING... Wilder Arboleda, who red-shirted his freshman season, is tied for the Providence lead in scoring with seven points on three goals and one assist. He made his first career start on September 15 against Sacred Heart and scored two goals as the Friars prevailed, 3-1. In the following match on September 18, Arboleda netted the only goal of the match as Providence defeated Quinnipiac, 1-0. For his efforts, he was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on September 20.
PROVIDENCE ON THE ROAD... After a loss to No. 17/23 Michigan State on September 9, Providence has won its last two road matches. The Friars captured their first win away from Glay Field on September 21 when they earned a 1-0 result at Northeastern. On September 29, Providence posted a 2-1 triumph at Harvard. Last season, the Friars won four consecutive road games towards the end of the season to finish with a 6-4 road record.
OBANDO LEADING THE WAY IN GOAL... Jhojan Obando, who is in his first season as the starting goalkeeper, has played in every game for the Friars this season. He is tied for seventh in the BIG EAST with three shutouts and also ranks in the top-seven with 32 saves. He made a career-high 10 stops in a 1-0 win at Northeastern on September 21. He also posted shutouts against Sacred Heart (four saves) on September 15 and Quinnipiac (three saves) on September 18.
PROVIDENCE CLAIMS FIRST EVER OCEAN STATE CLASSIC... Providence College captured the inaugural Ocean Classic on September 6. The Friars played Brown to a scoreless double overtime draw, but earned the Classic with a 5-4 shootout victory. Wilder Arboleda converted the decisive penalty kick. Jhojan Obando stopped Brown's second penalty kick, while the Friars were flawless in their attempts. Providence made it to the championship game with a 2-1 home victory against rival Rhode Island on September 2. Senior Bryan Minogue (Miller Place, N.Y.), junior Daniel Fabian (Southbury, Conn.), freshman Greg Davis (Jamaica, N.Y.) and Obando were named to the All-Tournament Team. Minogue was named Defensive MVP.