FRIARS TAKES FACING ON # 14 MARSHALL IN NCAA SECOND ROUND
The Providence College men’s soccer team will travel to Huntington, West Virginia, to face No.14 Marshall on Sunday, November 21 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Hoops Family Field.
FRIARS DISPATCH MAAC CHAMPION MARIST IN NCAA FIRST ROUND
2021 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Marist 2-0 in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Thursday, November 18, at Anderson Stadium in Providence, RI Christophe Romain and Armaan Wilson each scored a goal for Providence. Wilson’s goal marked the first of his career and he added a career-high three-point assist. Lukas burns got his seventh clean sheet of the year in front of goals with a save.
11TH ALL-TIME APPEARANCE IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
Providence makes 11th all-time NCAA tournament appearance and fifth under 10th grade head coach Craig stewart. Providence posted an all-time record of 12-10-1 in NCAA tournament action, including a 9-4-1 mark with Stewart at the helm, including Thursday’s victory over Marist.
SURVIVE AND MOVE FORWARD
In her 10 previous trips to the NCAA, Providence has qualified for the knockout stages three times (2014, 2016, 2019), including two quarterfinal appearances (2014, 2016) and one trip to the semis. College Cup finals (2014).
BROTHERS ADVANCED TO THE COLLÈGE CUP SEMI-FINAL IN 2014
The Friars’ most notable run in the NCAA came in the 2014 campaign, when the team advanced to the College Cup semi-finals. That year, Providence secured a first-round bypass and beat Dartmouth in the second round (3-0), UC Irvine in the third round (1-0) and Michigan State in the quarterfinals (3- 2). The Friars’ magical race ended in the semifinals against UCLA, 3-2, in double overtime.
THE BROTHERS ARE 7-0 AT HOME IN THE NCAA ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT
Providence improved to 7-0 at home in the NCAA tournament, including a 3-0 mark at Anderson Stadium, with his victory over Marist on November 18. Head Coach Craig stewart guided Providence to a 5-0 mark in NCAA tournament games played on the Brothers’ campus.
THE SOFTNESS OF THE HOME
Providence is undefeated at home in the 2021 regular season, having claimed a 7-0-2 record over Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium.
The brothers enter the second round of the NCAA tournament with an overall record of 11-4-4.
Providence finished second in the final BIG EAST standings and took second place in the 2021 BIG EAST tournament with a score of 5-2-3.
Providence qualified for the BIG EAST Championship game for the sixth time in program history on November 14 in Washington, DC. The Friars fell to seed Georgetown, 2-1, in overtime. The Friars were ranked 18th nationally at the time of the game, while the Hoyas were ranked 7th.
The latest United Soccer Coaches poll was released on November 9 ahead of the BIG EAST tournament. The brothers were ranked No. 18 in the national poll. Providence has been ranked in the top 25 in the United Soccer Coaches poll for eight straight weeks during the season.
The Friars’ four losses this season have come on the road, at Butler (2-1), New Hampshire (2-1), Creighton (2-1) and most recently at Georgetown in the BIG EAST Championship game. (2-1, extra time).
BROTHERS HAVE 10-0-1 WHEN SCORING TWO OR MORE GOALS
Providence was 10-0-1 scoring two or more goals in a game. In addition, the Friars are 7-0 when they score three or more goals. The Friars scored a high of six goals against Saint Peter’s on August 29.
FRIARS OFFENS AT TOP 30 BIG EAST AND INSIDE THE NCAA DIVISION I SOCCER PROGRAMS
The Brothers lead the BIG EAST in several offensive categories and also rank in the top 30 nationwide. Providence ranks 25th nationally for points per game (6.26), 27th for scoring offense (2.05), 23rd for total goals (39), 17th for total points (119) . and 14th among NCAA Division I football programs for total assists (41).
Fourteen different players on the roster have scored at least one goal, and nine of those 14 players are multiple goalscorers.
SECOND HALF HEATING
Providence has scored 28 of its 39 goals this season in the second half.
BROTHERS VS. CLASSIFIED OPPONENTS
Providence was 3-2-0 against nationally ranked opponents. The Friars’ only losses to ranked opponents came against No. 14 New Hampshire, 2-1 (Sept. 3) and then-No. 7 Georgetown, 2-1 (OT) November 14.
BROTHERS IN OVERTIME
Providence is 1-1-4 this season in overtime, including a 1-0-3 record in the BIG EAST regular season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Brendan McSorley leads the team in scoring with 18 points on eight goals and two assists. Three of his eight goals were winners. Most recently, he scored a goal in the BIG EAST semi-finals and the final.
Luis Garcia is second in team scoring with 15 points on five goals and five assists. He attended that of Brendan McSorley The winning goal in the BIG EAST semi-final against Butler, after serving a ball into the box during a corner kick in the 64th minute of play.
Paulo lima (12 points) and Davis smith (10 points) complete the list of players in two-digit points. Lima has four goals and four assists, while Smith has three goals and four assists.
Gevork Diarbian, who scored an NCAA first-round goal against Marist, also scores 10 points on three goals and four assists.
Simon Triantafillou leads the team in assists (six) and has scored one goal this year for eight points. He collected his sixth assist in the Friars’ semi-final victory over Butler on November 11.
Armaan Wilson burst onto the Brothers stage in the NCAA’s first round against Marist with his first career goal. He also added an assist in the game to collect three points, a career high.
Lukas burns played 1,781 minutes in front of Providence goals and has a goals-against average of 0.91 and save percentage of 0.753. He’s been the all-time goalie in every game this season (11-4-4) and recorded seven clean sheets, including six shutout wins.
BIG EAST TOURNAMENT HONORS
Brendan McSorley (2g), Gevork Diarbian (1g) and keeper Lukas burns were named to the BIG EAST Tournament All-Star Team on November 14, following the brothers’ race to the BIG EAST Championship game.
Marshall is on a two-game losing skid, his first since 2018, dropping to 19th in the CRF to end the regular season, then facing Florida Atlantic in the semi-finals of the C-USA tournament. The Herd was one of four C-USA teams to win a berth in the NCAA tournament.
The herd had 13 different players who scored one goal, including seven seven multiple scorers. Graduate student and American Conference Player of the Year, Pedro Dolabella leads the team with 10 goals and 26 points overall.
Vinicius Fernandes leads the team in assists (eight).
Marshall is ranked 18th in the NCAA for offensive scorers with 2.12 goals per game.
Oliver Semmle played just over 1,500 minutes into the goal and has eight clean sheets from his 10 wins. He has a 1.07 goals against average and a 0.719 save percentage. Semmle and the defense enjoyed a record team streak earlier this season with seven consecutive shutouts and over 760 minutes without conceding a goal.
HOW TO WATCH
The Brothers’ NCAA Second Round game against Marshall will be broadcast live online on ESPN +. A link to the show can be found on Friars.com on the Men’s Football Calendar. The show is only available in the United States.
The winner of Sunday’s NCAA second round game between Providence and Marshall No.14 will advance to the third round to face No.3 winner Georgetown and Georgia State. The Hoyas-Panthers game is Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in Washington, DC