Men's Soccer Hosts Marquette On Saturday Afternoon

    Dominik Machado leads the Friars with three assists on the year.

    Dominik Machado leads the Friars with three assists on the year.

    Oct. 17, 2013

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

    The Providence College men’s soccer team will play host to Marquette at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 in a showdown of first and second-place BIG EAST teams. The match will be played on the turf field at the Ray Treacy Track.

    The Friars are 8-2-2 on the season and are tied for second in the BIG EAST (3-1-0). Marquette is 8-3-1 on the year and in sole possession of first place in the BIG EAST (4-0-0).

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    Series History
    First Meeting: PC 1, at MU 0 (2006)
    Last Meeting:
    MU 2, at PC 0 (2012)
    All-Time Series:
    PC leads, 5-2-0

    Scouting The Golden Eagles

    The No. 20/25 Golden Eagles enter Saturday’s game with a 8-3-1 (4-0-0 BIG EAST) record and are in first-place in the BIG EAST standings. They are on a three-match winning streak that includes a 1-0 overtime win at Villanova (Oct. 5), a 3-2 win over then 21st-ranked Butler (Oct. 9) and a 1-0 win over then seventh-ranked Creighton (Oct. 12).

    C. Nortey leads the Marquette offense with seven goals and two assists. After scoring both game-winning goals against Butler and Creighton, he was named the National Player of the Week by the College Soccer News and the BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 14). Nortey has now tallied the game winner in all four of Marquette's league matches.


     

     

    In net, Charlie Lyon has played every minute for the Golden Eagles. In addition to his 8-3-1 record, he has a .766 save percentage, a 0.88 goals against average and six shutouts.

    Last Week
    The No. 25/23 Friars earned a 1-0 double overtime win at DePaul on Saturday, Oct. 12. In the 107th minute, freshman Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch) serviced a cross that was headed home by sophomore Manny Andrade (Boston, Mass.) to propel the Friars to victory. The goal marked Andrade's second on the season and it was Gressel's second assist.

    Prior to the win at DePaul, the Friars were edged, 1-0, at home by No. 4/9 Georgetown on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in an afternoon tilt at the newly constructed turf field located at the Ray Treacy Track. Georgetown took a 1-0 lead in the 69th minute when Bakie Goodman finished a strike from inside the 18-yard box. Teammate Tyler Rudy dished Goodman a feed that Goodman was able to bury near post. The remainder of the game was scoreless as the Hoya's held on for the win.

    Entering the Rankings
    The Friars entered the NSCAA and Soccer America’s the top-25 for the first time this season on Oct. 8. Providence was ranked 25th by the NSCAA and 23rd by Soccer America. Currently, the Friars are receiving votes in the NSCAA poll.

    Fantastic First Ten
    At 7-1-2, the Friars suffered just one loss in their first ten games of the season. The last time Providence made it through ten games with just one loss was 2007, when it opened the year with a 4-1-5 mark. The last time the Friars posted at least seven wins in their first ten games was 2006, when they posted an 8-2-0 mark to start the year.  

    Friar Offensive Category Leaders
    Goals: Julian Gressel (4), five tied with two goals
    Assists: Dominik Machado (3), four tied with two assists
    Points: Julian Gressel (10), Anthony Baumann (6), Manny Andrade (6)
    Shots: Julian Gressel (30), Markus Naglestad (25)
    Shots on Goal: Julian Gressel (12), Markus Naglestad (11)

    Providence vs. Ranked Opponents
    The Friars are 1-1-1 against ranked opponents this season, including a 1-1 tie at home against 20th-ranked Brown, a 1-0 win at No. 11/14 St. John’s and a 1-0 loss at home to No. 4/9 Georgetown. Marquette enters Saturday’s match ranked 20 (NSCAA) and 25 (SA).

    BIG EAST Round Up
    Four of the League’s top-five teams will play each other on Saturday with first-place Marquette (4-0-0) visiting second-place Providence (3-1-0) and fourth-place Georgetown (2-1-1) hosting second-place Butler (3-1-0).

    BIG EAST Soccer
    For the 2013 season, the BIG EAST will consist of 10 teams and play a nine-game league schedule in one division with the addition of new members Butler University, Creighton University and Xavier University. The BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Championship will begin with the opening round on campuses on Nov. 12.  Six teams will qualify for the championship. The No. 3 seed will play the No. 6 seed and the No. 4 seed will play the No. 5 seed in the opening round. The top two seeds will receive byes to the semifinals. The semifinals and championship games will be played on Nov. 15 & 17 at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa.

    Unbeaten Start
    After posting a win at Boston University on Sept. 20, the Friars went undefeated in their first seven games of the season (5-0-2), marking their best start to a season since opening 2005 with a 4-0-5 mark. In addition, Providence opened the year on a three-match winning streak for the first time since 1993, when it started the year 4-0-0.

    Ocean State Soccer Classic Co-Champions
    With Brown and Providence playing to a 1-1 tie on Sunday (Sept. 8), the two teams ended the tournament as co-champions after each squad accumulated four points on a win and a tie. Rhode Island placed third with three points, while Bryant finished fourth. The Friars have played for the title in each of the four seasons that the tournament has been contested between Rhode Island’s four NCAA Div. I men’s soccer teams.

    Ocean State Soccer Classic Championship Games
    2010: Providence College 1, Brown 1 (Providence, R.I./at Brown)*
    2011: Providence College 1, Rhode Island 0 (Kingston, R.I./ot)
    2012: Brown 1, Providence College 0 (Kingston, R.I.)
    2013: Providence College 1, Brown 1 (Providence, R.I./at Providence College)^
    * - Providence won PK’s(5-4)  to take OSSC title
    ^ - Predetermined matchups used for tournament (no PK’s)

    Captains Named
    Head Coach Craig Stewart announced on Aug. 21 that red-shirt senior Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.), senior Anthony Baumann (Spring Hill, Fla.) and red-shirt junior Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) have been named team captains for the 2013 season.

    Up Next
    The Friars have two BIG EAST games next week. At 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 Providence will play at Villanova. Then at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 26, the Friars continue on the road with a game at Xavier.

    2013 Providence College Award Winners
    Brandon Adler
    - Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament (Sept. 9)
    Manny Andrade
    - BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 14)
    Wilder Arboleda

    - BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 2)
    Anthony Baumann
    - BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 16)
    - BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 7)
    - Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (Oct. 8)
    Keasel Broome
    - BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 9)
    - BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 7)
    Jeff Kilday
    - BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 23)
    Julian Gressel

    - BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Sept. 2)
    - BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 30)
    Phil Towler
    - Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 9)
    - Ocean State Soccer Classic Co-Most Outstanding Player (Sept. 9)
    Dominik Machado
    - Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament (Sept. 9)
    Fabio Machado
    - BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23)
    Markus Naglestad
    - Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament (Sept. 9)

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