Oct. 7, 2011
After two consecutive road matches, the Providence College men's soccer team will return to its home picth on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. to face BIG EAST foe Marquette.
Providence (6-3-1, 1-0-1 BIG EAST), ranked No. 27 in this week's College Soccer News national poll, was defeated by Boston University on Tuesday, October 4 in Boston, Mass. The Terriers scored in the 88th minute to take the win. The Friars have won four consecutive home matches and have outscored opponents, 6-0 in that stretch. In addition, Providence is 5-0-2 in its last seven BIG EAST Conference games dating back to last season. Red-shirt sophomore Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.) leads the Friars in scoring with three goals (all match winners) and six points, while freshman Marcos Ugarte (Providence, R.I.) ranks second with five points on two goals and one assist. Sophomore Greg Davis (Jamaica, N.Y.) and junior Keith Jecewiz (Smithtown, N.Y.) have two goals each for four points. Freshman Jimmy Petruccelli (Brentwood, N.H.) leads the team with three assists. In goal, senior Jhojan Obando (Kissimmee, Fla.) has played in all nine matches and has a 0.78 goals against average and five shutouts.
Marquette (4-5-2, 2-0-0 BIG EAST) is tied for first atop the BIG EAST Blue Division with six points. The Golden Eagles have defeated Syracuse (Sep. 24) and Rutgers (Oct. 1) in league action. Most recently, Marquette dropped a 1-0 double overtime home match against Northern Illinois on October 4. C. Nortey leads the team in scoring with 11 points on five goals and one assist, while Andy Huftalin (two goals, one assist) and Bryan Ciesiulka (one goal, three assists) are tied for second with five points each. In goal, David Check has started 10 of the 11 games with one shutout.
Providence is 5-0 all-time against Marquette, including last season's 1-0 double overtime victory in Milwaukee, Wis. Giuseppe Guerriero
(Essex, Mass.) scored his first collegiate goal with 1:51 remaining to seal the victory for the Friars. The last time the two teams faced each other in Providence was in 2009, a 1-0 result for the Friars.