Providence College Men’s Soccer Travels to Marquette

Oct. 5, 2017


The Providence College men’s soccer team takes on the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1:00 p.m in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Series History vs. Marquette
First Meeting: Providence- 1, Marquette- 0 (2006)
Last Meeting: Providence- 2, Marquette- 1 (2016)
All-Time Series: 6-4-1

Scouting the Golden Eagles
Marquette enters Friday’s game with a 1-8-1 overall record and a 1-2-0 BIG EAST mark. On Wednesday (Oct. 4) the Golden Eagles dropped a 3-0 decision at Wisconsin. The Golden Eagles sole victory this year was a 4-2 win over Seton Hall (Sept. 23). Redshirt junior Grant Owens leads the team offensively with three goals (six points). Behind Owens, with two goals apiece, are redshirt senior Daniel Szczepanek and sophomore Diego Nunez. In net, junior Luis Barraza has started eight of the nine games. He holds a 1.94 goals against average and has made 42 saves. In Marquette’s two most recent games, Noah Heim has earned the starting nod in net. Heim played all 90 minutes against Georgetown (Sept. 30) and 48 minutes against Wisconsin before being relieved by Barraza.

Scouting the Friars
The Friars hold a 2-7-1 overall record and a 0-2-1 record in the BIG EAST. On Saturday, Providence fell 4-1 at the hands of Xavier. Senior Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) scored the Friars lone goal on a penalty kick. Steeves is currently the team leader in shots (51), goals (five), and assists (three). In net, Miller enters the game with a 2-5-1 record, a .718 save percentage and a 1.28 goals against average. Thirteen different Friars have recorded at least a point so far in 2017. Overall, the team is averaging 1.10 goals scored per game and 12.7 shots per game.

Steeves Shines
Steeves continues to lead the team in all scoring categories. He is first in points (13), goals (five) and assists (three). He currently sits in third place in career points (76) for the Friars, just behind former teammate Julian Gressel (80). With his goal against Boston College, Steeves passed Gressel to become the second all-time leading goal scorer in Providence history. He now has 32 career goals and sits behind John Farren (62).

Midseason Best XI
New England Soccer Journal released a midseason best XI on Wednesday (Sept. 27). Both Steeves and Griffin were featured in the “dream team” from New England. Dartmouth, UMass Lowell and New Hampshire were the other schools to have multiple players featured.

Tracking Twelve
The Friars have had 12 different players register a point through ten games in 2017. Seven of those Friars have recorded multiple points. Steeves, Joao Serrano (Evora, Portugal), Liam Wilson (Sussex, England), Braden Kline (Lancaster, Pa.), Brendan Constantine (Glastonbury, Conn.), Alex DaCosta (Bristol, R.I.) and Steven Kilday (Marshfield, Mass.) are the multi-point scorers.

Duncan On D
Freshman Malcolm Duncan (Toronto, Ontario) has started nine of ten games so far this season and totaled 836 minutes in the Friar backline. He is one of only two freshmen to see time so far in the 2017 campaign. Simon Fisher (Brookline, Mass.) is the other freshman Friar to appear thus far. Duncan recorded his first collegiate point on an assist against Harvard on Sept. 9.

Up Next
The Friars return home to face cross-town rival Brown on Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m. The game will serve as the team’s Pink Out Friartown game. Pink shirts will be sold to raise money to support of the Gloria Gemma Foundation.

2017 Providence College Award Winners
Joao Serrano
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll: 8/28/17

Danny Griffin
- New England Soccer Journal Top-10 Players List (Ranked sixth- 8/22/17)
- New England Soccer Journal Midseason Best XI

Mac Steeves
- 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
- New England Soccer Journal Midseason Best XI

Mark Jecewiz
- Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
- Senior CLASS Award Candidate




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