October 24, 2009

Men’s Soccer Defeats Cornell 1-0

Ithaca, NY- The Brown men’s soccer team (8-1-5, 3-1 Ivy) defeated Cornell University (5-5-3, 0-2-2-), 1-0, on Saturday evening on Charles F. Berman Field. Freshman Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, NJ) scored the golden goal in the 71st minute of play, earning his third of the season.

The Bears dominated the first half, out shooting the Big Red 8-4, but goalkeepers Paul Grandstrand (Orono, MN) and Scott Brody mustered any chances both squads would get. But Brown’s McNamara tallied the game-winner at the 71:20 mark on a cross from the right side by sophomore Sean Rosa (Montreal, Quebec). McNamara ran under it and blasted it into the net from right in front of the goal,

Cornell out-shot Bruno 3-2 in the second period, but Brown earned a 10-7 overall advantage, and also had seven corner kicks to Cornell’s four. Grandstrand tallied two saves in net to receive the win, as Brody recorded five in tonight’s match.

McNamara led the team in shots with three, two of which were on goal, in his 41 minutes of play, as Rosa, Nick Elenz-Martin (Encinitas, CA) and Mike Manella (Toluca Lake, CA) each tallied two.

The Bears are back in action at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, against the Penn Quakers.