Sports Shorts 10/20/22

by O'Livia Lopes '26 on October 20, 2022
Sports Staff

Friar Sports

Men’s Soccer

The Providence College men’s soccer team’s current record stands at 4–4–5. After facing Connecticut on the road on Oct. 5, the match ended in a 2–3 loss. During this game, junior defender Jason Pereira netted his first goal of the season and junior forward Gevork Diarbian scored his third. Next, the Friars hosted Marquette University at home in a game that resulted in a 3–3 tie. Forward Gil Santos ’23 and midfielder Esben Wolf ’23 were able to contribute to the Friars’ three points, including Wolf’s first goal of the season. The Friars then traveled to D.C. for a game against Georgetown University, falling short in a 0–1 match. Later that week the Friars recovered at home, winning 2–1 against Butler University. Senior forward Gil Santos and Defender Ramzi Qwamsy ‘23 were both able to notch their third goal of the season. Up next, the Friars will host St. John’s University on Wednesday, Oct.19 and travel to Xavier University on Oct. 29.

Women’s Soccer

The Providence College women’s soccer team’s record is currently at 4–9–2. On Oct. 6, they hosted DePaul University, where junior forward Kyla Gallagher and sophomore midfielder Gillian Kenney scored the two leading goals for the Friars. Next, they faced St. John’s University for Alumni Day, falling short 0–1. The Friars then traveled to Milwaukee, WI to face Marquette University, where Ella Mcbride ’26 scored her first career goal as a Friar that contributed to a 2–2 even match. Most recently, the Friars hosted their Senior Day match against No. 17 Georgetown University that resulted in a close 0–1 loss. Moving forward, the Friars prepare to play in Cincinnati, OH versus Xavier University on Thursday, Oct. 20.


The Providence College women’s volleyball team holds an overall record of 10–10. After facing Xavier University, they took home three out of four sets that ended in a 3–1 win for the Friars. In this match, senior Brielle Mullally recorded her fourth triple-double of the season and led the Friars with 17 kills, followed by sophomore Emma Nelson’s 13 kills. The following day, the Friars fell 0–3 to No. 21 Creighton University in straight sets. Less than a week later, the Friars recovered with a 3–2 win against Georgetown University in five sets. Brielle Mullally and freshman Sammie Ruggles both posted a double-double this night. Most recently, the Friars concluded their four-game homestand against Villanova in a 1–3 loss, after taking the first set home and Villanova sweeping the rest. The Friars now anticipate their next game against the University of Connecticut on Oct. 19 and Butler on Oct. 22. 

Field Hockey

The Providence College Field Hockey team’s record currently stands at 5–10. In a Big East matchup against Temple University, they fell short in shootouts 1–2 after going into two OTs. Senior Midfielder Nora Goddard-Despot hit the post while seeking the game winner for the second overtime that led into shootouts. Next, they hosted No. 22 Maine for the Friars’ Senior Day, unfortunately losing 0–3. As the Friars entered a road stretch, they traveled to Norfolk, VA to face Old Dominion University in the Big East play, falling 0–7. This past Sunday, the Friars played in Richmond, VA against VCU where forward Niamh Gowing 23’ and defender Amanda Collins ’26 both scored goals for the Friars, though the game resulted in a 2–4 loss. Looking ahead to more Big East play, the Friars are back at home facing No. 16 Liberty University this Friday, Oct. 21 and Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT on Oct. 28.