Seton Hall men’s soccer team opened BIG EAST play at Providence on Saturday afternoon. The Pirates entered the game with prior losses in their last three games, bringing their record to 2-3-2. By the end of this game against Providence, they added one more to the loss column.
The game remained scoreless in the first half until senior Max Garcia scored his second goal of the season on a penalty kick at the 57th minute. However, Providence took advantage of a defensive miscommunication and tied the game six minutes later.
Junior defender Mateusz Brela headed a ball back to the SHU freshman keeper Julian Spindler after it bounced in the SHU box. However, Spindler had come up to make the play and it resulted into an easy shot into the net for Providence.
Trouble continued for the Pirates with eight minutes left to play. The first attempt to score by Samuel Geiler failed and the ball ended out of play. The second attempt failed to find a teammate and junior Bolu Akinyode was whistled for a foul and presented a red car, leaving Seton Hall a man down for the remainder of the game.
Providence ended the game winning 3-1, finishing with a 19-11 advantage in shot attempts. Seton Hall continues to play on the road when they take on Rider University on Wednesday, October 2nd in Lawrenceville, NJ.