The Providence College field hockey team has suffered consecutive losses to top-25 ranked teams this week. On Friday, Sept. 9, the Friars traveled to face the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. The Friars fell behind early, trailing 1-0 after the first quarter. They tied it up heading into the half, but lost control after allowing two unanswered goals in the third quarter. This led to a 3-1 road loss. They followed that loss up with another unfortunate 2-0 loss to the No. 22 ranked University of Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Friars will return home next to begin Big East conference play against Villanova University on Friday, Sept. 16.
On Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10, the Providence College volleyball team hosted their 17 annual Friar Classic. The two-day tournament saw Saint Peter’s University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the College of the Holy Cross all travel down to Alumni Hall to face the Friars. Providence went 3-for-3 in the win column and had two games where they won three sets to zero. The Friars have now improved to 7-2 on the season and have to be feeling good going into their next tournament. That tournament will be Friday, Sept. 16 toSaturday, Sept. 17 in Philadelphia, PA for the Penn Invitational. Following that, the Friars will begin their Big East conference play.
The Providence College women’s soccer team continued a rough start to the season this week, as the team went 0-1-1 in their two games at home. On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Friars took on Boston College and tied the game 1-1. The Friars had the early lead, thanks to an Alexis Rothmann ’23 goal in the 27th minute, her first of the season. The Friars then hosted Monmouth University on Sunday, Sept. 11. The Friars lost 2-0 to Monmouth, despite having the advantage in shots and shots-on-goal. The Friars play next on Thursday, Sept. 15, across town at Brown University, and will head into that match looking for some stability before Big East conference play.
The Providence College men’s soccer team’s record fell to 1-2-2 earlier this week after suffering another home loss on Saturday, Sept. 10 against Brown University. Brown beat the Friars 1-0. PC had 17 more shots than Brown, along with six more shots-on-goal. PC continues a rough start after they were ranked to begin the season. It has been an incredibly disappointing year thus far, but also a year that is far from over. They bounced back nicely against the University of New Hampshire Tuesday, notching a 1-0 victory, bringing their record to 2-2-2. They open Big East conference play on the road against Villanova University on Saturday, Sept. 17.