Men’s Soccer Welcomes Brown

Oct. 10, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -

The Providence College men’s soccer team hosts cross-town rival Brown University on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 on Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium. The game will serve as the team’s annual Pink Out Friartown game to support the Gloria Gemma Foundation.

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Series History vs. Brown
First Meeting: Providence- 1, Brown- 4 (1974)
Last Meeting: Providence- 1, Brown- 0 - OT (2016)
All-Time Series: 9-16-8

Scouting the Bears
Brown enters Wednesday’s game with a 6-2-1 overall record with a 1-1 mark in the Ivy League. On Saturday (Oct. 7), the Bears defeated Princeton by a score of 1-0. This victory came after a 3-0 loss on the road against Columbia (Sept. 30). Brown’s offensive attack is fronted by junior forward Toby Howell, who leads the team with four goals (six points). Howell is accompanied by senior midfielder Quinn English who has notched two goals and two assists on the year. Through nine games, the Bears are averaging 1.11 goals scored per game on 10.8 shots per game. In goal for Brown is senior Joey Cipicchio, who has started all nine games and recorded four shutouts. He has made 26 total saves and holds a 0.75 goals against average.

Scouting the Friars
The Friars hold a 2-7-2 overall record and a 0-2-2 record in the BIG EAST. On Saturday, Providence fought to a 2-2 draw at Marquette. Sophomore midfielder Danny Griffin (Wethersfield, Conn.) scored his first goal of the season off a cross from junior midfielder Alex Vigliotti (Branford, Conn.). After the Golden Eagles scored two goals in the second half, redshirt senior Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) played the hero role again, burying a penalty kick to tie the game for the Friars. Steeves continues to lead the Friars offensively with six goals and three assists. He has converted on all three of the penalty kicks he has taken this season. In net, Miller enters the game with a 2-5-2 record, a .717 save percentage and a 1.33 goals against average. Twelve different Friars have recorded at least a point so far in 2017. Overall, the team is averaging 1.18 goals scored per game and 13.1 shots per game.

Battle Tested
The Friars are no strangers to overtime, as their draw against Marquette was the fourth time they have played more than 90 minutes this season. In overtime this year, the Friars hold a 1-1-2 record. Those 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.


 

 

Tracking Twelve
The Friars have had 12 different players register a point through eleven games in 2017. Nine 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.

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 two matches, redshirt senior Brian Kennedy (Upland, Calif.) 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 return to BIG EAST play when they host Seton Hall on Saturday, October 14 at 4:00 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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