Providence, RI- The Brown University men's soccer team (9-4-2, 3-1-1 Ivy) will head to New Haven, Conn., on Saturday to take on the Yale Bulldogs (7-6-2, 3-2-0 Ivy) in its final road game of the 2011 season. The Bears are still in contention for an Ivy League title, as they currently sit in second place in league standings, just one point behind first place Cornell. Yale is in fourth place in league standings and is two points back of the Big Red.
The Bears, on a six-game unbeaten streak, are coming off two straight 1-0 victories against Holy Cross and Penn. Senior forward TJ Popolizio (Rexford, NY) leads the team in scoring with 18 points on eight goals and two assists, followed by senior Sean Rosa (Montreal, Quebec) with 10 points on four goals and two assists.
Leading the Brown defense has been junior goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA), who is 6-2-2 on the year in net. He has played 953 minutes in net and has allowed just seven goals (0.66 gaa) and has 30 saves (.811) with six shutouts.
The Yale Bulldogs are coming off a 1-0 loss to Columbia last Sunday afternoon, but defeated Penn, 2-1, the weekend before. The Bulldogs are 5-2 while at Reese Stadium, and are being led by Peter Jacobson's (5 g, 1 a) and Brad Rose's (3 g, 5 a) 11 points each.
Bobby Thalman has seen all the action in net picking up 81 saves in 1391 minutes of play. He is 7-6-2 on the year and has a 0.91 goals against average.