by Scott Jarosz ’21
The Providence College Men’s Soccer Team hosted Brown University on Sept. 25 in a crosstown battle. PC entered the game with a record of 5-2, having previously defeated Seton Hall University 1-0 in its Big East Opener. Brown and PC battled for the majority of the game with neither able to find the back of the net, until Ramzi Qawasmy ’22 finally broke the tie in the 77th minute with a volley from the top of the box. PC would hold on to win the game 1-0. PC looked to take the momentum from this win into its next game against Georgetown University, who is currently nationally ranked as the no. 2 team in Division I soccer. PC conceded goals in the 48th and 75th minutes, however Andualem Chisholm ’22 scored in the 80th minute on an assist from Tiago Mendonca ’20RS and Kevin Vang ’22 to cut the lead to 2-1. Unfortunately, this was not enough for PC, as it fell 2-1.
The Providence College Women’s Soccer Team has been off to a fast start in the 2019 season, racking up wins over talented opponents such as the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the University of Texas at Austin. PC carried its fast start into this past week as it hosted Northeastern University on Sunday, September 22. Although NU scored the first goal of the game in the 45th minute, PC managed to tie it in the 52nd minute thanks to a penalty kick by Elayna Grillakis ’22. The game remained tied for the duration of regular time, but in the 96th minute, Hannah McNulty ’21 powered a low shot past the keeper from outside the box to win the game 2-1 in overtime. On Saturday, September 28, PC hosted St. John’s University in the first Big East matchup of the season, and the host team did not disappoint. PC shut out the visitors by a score of 4-0 to kickstart its Big East schedule. The team now looks ahead to playing at Marquette University on Thursday, October 3.
The Providence College Field Hockey Team entered the Sept. 22 contest at Fairfield University with a record of 4-2. PC started off on the right foot on the road, as Izzy Mendez ’20 scored just 6:55 into the game. However, the home side would go on to score the next two goals and beat PC 1-2. Despite the loss, PC moved on and prepared to host Temple University for its next contest. PC appeared prepared for this game as it beat TU by a score of 1-0, thanks again to Mendez, who scored in the second quarter, which was the only scoring of the game. However, PC was unable to begin a winning streak going, as it fell to the University of Louisville by a score of 0-2 on Sunday, September 29 at home. PC now looks forward to its next matchup, which is away against Villanova University on Oct. 4.