The Seton Hall’s men’s soccer team remains winless after losing its 11th matchup of the year against the Providence Friars Saturday afternoon, 4-0.
After a promising first-half performance from the Pirates, the Friars dominated from there on with three second-half goals.
With goalie Julian Spindler out due to injury, junior Brandon Barnes captured two saves against the Friars’ offense in the opening half of the game.
The only goal of the half was recorded by Providence’s Mac Steeves, his ninth goal on the season, while Seton Hall held the advantage of shots taken, 9-3.
Junior Danny Bartok led the Pirates with three total shots as the Friars’ offense controlled the game’s momentum. Samuel Geiler added two shots in the match but was unable to connect with back of the net.
After back-and-forth play, the Friars pushed forward while the Pirates’ defense began to diminish in the second half.
Steeves (2), Julian Gressel (1) and Manny Andrade (1) all scored to put the game away and to capture their 13th win over the Pirates since the start of their rivalry.
With the lost to the Friars, Seton Hall remains winless on the season and still sits at the bottom of the Big East standings. The team’s current record is 0-11-1 (0-5-0).
The Pirates will return back to action next Saturday, Oct. 24 to host Butler at Owen T. Carroll Field. Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m.
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