Men's Soccer Clashes With Seton Hall

Oct. 13, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

The Providence College men’s soccer team welcomes BIG EAST opponent Seton Hall to Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium for a conference match-up on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4:00 p.m. The match-up between the Friars and Pirates also coincides with Providence College's Spirit Week, which is a series of student-centered events on campus surrounding Friars Athletics.

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The BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN), the leagues branded channel on FOX Sports Go, is currently available for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and Fire phones, select Windows devices and on desktops via the internet at http://www.FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. FOX Sports Gos authenticated distribution is more than 90 million homes averaging more than three million streams per month. FOX Sports Go is available internationally via the internet by visiting http://www.FOXSportsGo.com (the FOX Sports Go app is not supported internationally).

Series History vs. Seton Hall
First Meeting: Providence- 8, Seton Hall- 0 (1982)
Last Meeting: Providence- 1, Seton Hall- 0 (2016)
All-Time Series: 14-12-6

Scouting the Pirates
Seton Hall enters Saturday’s contest with a 5-6-1 overall record and a 2-2-0 BIG EAST mark. Last weekend, the Pirates defeated DePaul, 2-1. Seniors Andres Arcila and Lukas Pangonis both scored second-half goals to lead the Pirates over the Blue Demons. Arcila leads Seton Hall’s offense with seven goals and three assists for 17 points. He is tied for first in the BIG EAST in goals scored. Juniors Gabriel Viola (two goals, three assists) and Marco Neves (two goals, two assists) are the Pirates other point leaders. In net, three different goalkeepers have seen time for Seton Hall. Redshirt sophomore Peyton Elder recently took over the job, starting the last two games. He holds a 0.50 goals against average and a .833 save percentage with a 2-0-0 record.

Scouting the Friars
The Friars hold a 3-7-2 overall record and a 0-2-2 record in the BIG EAST. On Wednesday, Providence battled to a 2-1 overtime victory over Brown. Matt DePerro (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) scored his first career goal in the 14th minute to give the Friars a 1-0 lead. Brian Kennedy (Upland, Calif.) picked up his first assist of the season on the play. Brown equalized early in the second half, sending the game to overtime where Joao Serrano (Evora, Portugal) was the hero. He curled a free kick from just outside the box around the wall, past the goalkeeper and into the net for the win. With his goal, he moved into second place on the team in scoring with six points (two goals, two assists). In net, Miller enters the game with a 3-5-2 record, a .714 save percentage and a 1.29 goals against average. Thirteen different Friars have recorded at least a point so far in 2017. Overall, the team is averaging 1.25 goals scored per game and 13.2 shots per game.

Battle Tested
The Friars are no strangers to overtime, as their win over Brown was the fifth time they have played more than 90 minutes this season. In overtime this year, the Friars hold a 2-1-2 record. The two ties are both in BIG EAST matches.

Steeves Shines
Steeves continues to lead the team in all scoring categories. He is first in points (15), goals (six) and assists (three). He currently sits in third place in career points (78) 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).

In the BIG EAST, Steeves leads the league with 5.00 shots per game. He is tied for fourth in goals scored with six and tied for third in points with 15.

Lucky 13
The Friars have had 13 different players register a point through twelves games in 2017. Ten of those Friars have recorded multiple points. Steeves, Griffin, Vigliotti, 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.

Rhode Island Rivalries
This season, the Friars battled three other Rhode Island opponents. Providence defeated Rhode Island, 2-1, in double overtime on Sept. 1 and Bryant, 3-0, on Sept. 4. With the most recent 2-1 victory against Brown (Oct. 11), the Friars earned a perfect 3-0 record against in-state competition.

Battle at Right Back
Freshman Malcolm Duncan (Toronto, Ontario) started the first nine games of the season and totaled 836 minutes in the Friar backline. He recorded his first collegiate point on an assist against Harvard on Sept. 9. In the last three matches, redshirt senior Brian Kennedy has returned to the lineup, replacing him at the right back position.

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.

Up Next
The Friars continue their home stand and BIG EAST play when they welcome Creighton to Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium on Saturday Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m.

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

- GO FRIARS! -


 

 

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