[OCEAN STATE CLASSIC] Providence won the Ocean State Classic, following up on its 1-0 win over ranked Brown with a 1-0 overtime win over Rhode Island in
Monday's championship game.
Red-shirt sophomore Wilder Arboleda, who scored the decisive penalty kick that helped Providence capture the inaugural Ocean State Classic last season, came through again, scoring early in overtime to give the Friars their second title in two years in the tournament of the four Rhode Island Division I teams.
Brian Grisel fired a low shot from 22 yards out that was aimed at the right corner. URI goalkeeper Peyton Warwick made a diving save to his left, but Arboleda was there for the rebound and fired a low shot into the lower left corner from eight yards out to seal PC’s third consecutive win.
Another sophomore, Greg Davis, had the Friars' winning goal on Friday's semifinal against Brown.
Brown got goals from Sean Rosa, TJ Popolizio and Thomas McNamara to beat Bryant, 3-0, in the consolation game.