Oct. 19, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The men’s soccer team will face sixth-ranked Notre Dame at noon on Saturday, Oct. 20.
Last Time Out
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Friars were edged at home by sixth-ranked Georgetown, 1-0. After creating most of the scoring chances in the second half, Providence fell behind when the Hoyas’ Steve Nueman finished an Ian Christianson pass from inside the box in the 82nd minute. Providence moved to 3-8-2 (1-4-0 BIG EAST) with the loss, while Georgetown improved its record to 13-2-1 (4-2-0 BIG EAST). Friar red shirt sophomore Keasel Broome(Claymont, Del.) finished with two saves in the match. The Friars held the advantage in shots, 12-11, while Georgetown held the advantage in corners, 7-4. Providence now 1-1-1 over their last three games.
For the season, red shirt junior Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.) leads the squad in both goals (6) and points (13). Senior Keith Jecewiz (Smithtown, N.Y.) is second in both categories with three goals and seven points. Junior Brian Grisell (Brookfield, Conn.) leads the team with three assists. In net, red shirt sophomore Keasel Broome (Claymont, Del.) has played the majority of the minutes, posting a 1.35 goals against average, 29 saves, a .659 save percentage and a 2-6-2 record.
BIG EAST Play
The Friars are in sixth in the Blue Division, and remain one win (three points) behind fifth-place Seton Hall. Last season the Friars finished with a record of 5-3-1 which ranked them fifth for the BIG EAST tournament. The Friars have made it to the quarterfinals in three of the last four seasons, advancing to the BIG EAST championship game in 2010.
Current Blue Division Standings (BIG EAST Record – Points)
1. Marquette (4-1-0—12)
1. Connecticut (4-1-0—12)
1. Georgetown (4 -2-0—12)
4. Notre Dame (3-2-0—9)
5. Seton Hall (2-3-0—6)
6. Providence (1-4-0—3)
7. Pittsburgh (0-6-0—0)
Around The BIG EAST
According to the latest NSCAA coaches poll (Oct.16), six of the 15 BIG EAST teams rank among the top 25 teams in the nation. Connecticut is No. 4, Marquette is No. 5, Georgetown is No.6, Notre Dame is No.9, St. John’s is No.15 and Louisville is No. 21. In the most recent RPI release of the year (Oct. 15), Connecticut, Notre Dame and Georgetown check in at second, third and fourth, respectively.
In a series that dates back to 1995, the Friars hold a 2-14-1 all-time record against Notre Dame. Last season, current senior Marc Cintron (Piscataway, N.J.) scored late in the Friars’ comeback bid, but the Irish went on to post a 2-1 win at Glay Field on Oct. 26.
Scouting Notre Dame
After defeating Seton Hall, 6-1, last Saturday, the sixth-ranked Irish had this past week off. Junior forward Harrison Shipp notched his first career hat trick in the win over Seton Hall at Owen T. Carroll Field.
With the win over Seton Hall, Notre Dame improved to 11-3-0 (3-2-0 BIG EAST). Alex Priede, Patrick Hodan and Ryan Finley (who also had two assists) also scored for the Irish against the Pirates. Notre Dame has now scored 16 goals in their last three BIG EAST contests in wins over Seton Hall, Pittsburgh and Georgetown.
On the season, Finley leads the team with 25 points on 11 goals and three assists, while Shipp is second with five goals and four assists for 14 points. Dillon Powers ranks first with five assists. In net, Patrick Wall and Will Walsh have shared duties, with Wall posting a 6-1-0 record and Walsh a 5-2-0 mark. Each goalie has three shutouts on the year, while Wall has posted a 0.71 goals against average and made 17 saves. Walsh has a 1.00 goals against average to go with 14 saves.
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