Sports Shorts – October 5

by Brendan Maguire ’25 on November 9, 2023


Men’s Soccer:

​The Providence College men’s soccer team improves to a 4–4–2 overall record, 1–1–1 in Big East play. The Friars fell just short of a win on Sept 23. against the Villanova Wildcats with a score of 4–3, with the three goals being scored by Nathan Messer GS ’23, Berendan McSorley ’24 and Pearse O’Brien ’27. The Friars had a huge “get back” game defeating the DePaul Blue Devils 4–0, with two goals from McSorley. The “Pink Out Friartown” game against Siena College ended in a 1–0 victory for the Friars as Brandon Marshall ’25 scored his first collegiate goal. The Friars’ next game is against St. John’s University in Queens, New York on Oct. 7.

Women’s Soccer:

​The Providence College women’s soccer team advanced to a 7–2–1 overall record and 2–0–1 in the Big East. The Friars were defeated by the Columbia Lions 1–0 on Sept. 16, but bounced back against Seton Hall on Sept. 21, defeating the Pirates with a score of 3—1. Providence tied Butler 1–1 on Sept. 28 and the only goal came from Marryn Gruhn ’27 with one second left in the first half. The Friars spoiled the parents for Homecoming weekend with a 3–1 win over the Creighton Bluejays on Oct. 1. The Friars seek to keep kicking their way to the top playing DePaul on Oct. 5. 

Field Hockey:

​The Providence College field hockey team has a 5–5 overall record. The team fell to Liberty University 5–2 on Sept. 22, but the Friars rallied once again to defeat Merrimack College 5–0, with goals being scored by five different players. Celia Preveza ’25 had a great game assisting Macie Pennisi ’27 in the fourth minute and scoring a goal of her own later in the game. On Sept. 29, the Friars dropped a game to Old Dominion 2–1. The Friars’ next contest is on Oct. 6 against Temple University on Lennon Field. 


​The Providence College volleyball team has a 6–10 overall record. On Sept. 15, the Friars were headed up to Boston to compete in the Boston College/Harvard Tournament, where they squared off against BC, Merrimack and Harvard. They fell to BC 3–0, swept Merrimack in three sets and went toe to toe with Harvard in a heartbreaking loss in five sets. The Friars geared up for four Big East competitors in Seton Hall, St. John’s, DePaul and Marquette. The Friars lost each of these games in straight sets. The Friars look to turn it around in their next match at Georgetown on Oct. 6.