Oct. 8, 2009
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The Providence College men's soccer team will begin a five-match home stretch on Saturday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m. when it hosts BIG EAST Conference foe Notre Dame at PC's Glay Field.
Providence (5-4-1, 2-3-1 BIG EAST) will look to remain unbeaten (3-0-1) at Glay Field this season. The Friars are 3-0-1 at home this season and have not allowed a goal. PC is coming off a 4-0 loss at No. 13 Connecticut on Tuesday, October 6. Prior to that game, the Friars had a three-match (2-0-1) unbeaten streak. Senior Timothy Ritter (Weston, Mass.) leads the Friars in scoring with three goals, while sophomore Daniel Fabian (Southbury, Conn.) has two goals which came against Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 3. For his efforts, Fabian was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. In goal, Timothy Murray (Haverhill, Mass.) has started all 10 games and has six shutouts. In addition, he holds a PC record with 24 career shutouts.
Notre Dame (6-4-1, 4-2-0 BIG EAST) has won its last two matches, including a 2-0 win at Marquette on Wednesday, October 7. Tamba Samba and Bright Dike each scored, while Andrew Quinn made two saves for the Fighting Irish in net. Dike leads the team in scoring with seven goals and two assists, while Michael Thomas is second with four goals and four assists. Quinn and Phillip Tuttle have split time in goal. Quinn has played in six games and has one shutout, while Tuttle has played in seven contests and has two shutouts.
Notre Dame leads the all-time series between the two teams, 11-2-1. Providence's last win over the Fighting Irish was on October 8, 2000 at Glay Field. The last time the two teams played at Glay Field, the match resulted in a 2-2 double overtime tie on October 28, 2007. Nick Cianci (West Hartford, Conn.) scored, while Matt Marcin (Wilmington, Del.) added the game-tying goal in the 83rd minute. The Friars have a 2-4-1 mark against Notre Dame in Providence, R.I. Last season, Notre Dame posted a 3-1 win over Providence in South Bend, Ind. Marcin scored the lone goal for the Friars, while Michael Thomas scored the game winner for the Fighting Irish.