Men’s Soccer To Play Cross-City Rival Brown

Oct. 4, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men’s soccer team will face cross-city rival Brown at Brown on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played on Sevenson-Pincine Field on the campus of Brown University.

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The Last Meeting
September 11, 2015
Providence, R.I.
Men’s Soccer Falls To Brown, 2-1, In Overtime
The Providence College men’s soccer team fell to in-state rival Brown, 2-1, in overtime today (Sept. 11).

Series History
First Meeting: PC 0, Brown 4 (1974)
Last Meeting: PC 1, Brown 2 (OT) (2015)
All-Time Series: 8-16-8

Scouting the Bears
The Brown Bears enter the cross-city rivalry match with a 5-3-1 overall record and 0-0-1 in the Ivy League, after a 1-1 tie with Columbia (Oct. 1). The Bears are on a three-game unbeaten streak after defeating Rhode Island (2-1) and Holy Cross (3-2). Both of those matches were decided in overtime.

The Bears are led by sophomore midfielder Matthew Chow and junior midfielder Nico Lozada, who have each tallied nine points in 2016. Chow has registered a team high of four goals and Lozado leads his team in assists, with five.

Erik Hanson has seen 777:15 minutes of play in goal for the Bears, posting a 5-3-1 record, 1.04 goals against average and .727 save percentage. Hanson has made 24 saves and allowed nine goals against through nine matches.

The Friars and the Bears hosted the RI Capital City Classic. Brown defeated Georgia State, 2-1 in overtime and the Friars defeated the Panthers, 2-0. Brown also defeated SMU (2-0), while Providence defeated the Mustangs, 1-0. Brown’s Jack Hagstrom shared Tournament MVP honors with Danny Griffin (Wethersfield, Conn.) and Brown place three others on the Capital City Classic All-Tournament Team: Nate Pomeroy, Erik Hanson, and Louis Zingas.



Scouting the Friars
Providence enters the match with a 5-5 record and 1-2 BIG EAST record. The Friars captured their first BIG EAST win over Xavier, 2-1, in overtime. After being shut out for the previous three games, Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany) scored on a penalty kick and Griffin scored the overtime, game-winner. The goal marked Griffin’s fourth of the season, each proving to be game-winning goals.

The Friars are led by Gressel with 11 points on five goals and one assist. Freshman Braden Kline (Lancaster, Pa.) has contributed to the Friars’ offense with three points on one goal and one assist.

Colin Miller (Bel Air, Md.) has played 368:01 minutes and allowed one goal against, coming off a penalty kick in the Friars’ game against Xavier (Oct. 1). The goalkeeper has made 14 saves and recorded three shutouts for a 0.24 goals against average and .933 save percentage.

Up Next
The Friars will play resume BIG EAST play on Oct. 8 at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium at 1:00 p.m. against the Villanova Wildcats.

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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