September 3, 2012

Men’s Soccer to Play Providence College in Ocean State Classic Championship Game

No. 24 Brown vs. Providence College
Monday, Sept. 3 – 5 p.m.
Kingston, R.I.
URI Soccer Complex
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Kingston, R.I. – The No. 24 Brown University men's soccer team (1-0) will challenge Providence College in the 2012 Ocean State Classic championship game at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept.3 at the University of Rhode Island's Soccer Complex. 

The Bears enter Monday's competition 1-0 on the year after defeating the University of Rhode Island 1-0 in Friday's first-round game.   Senior midfielder Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, NY) scored on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute to help Brown to its season-opening win and senior goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) recorded the win.  

Brown and Providence battled in the first round of the Ocean State Classic on Sept. 2, 2011 at PC's Glay Field, which the Friars won, 1-0, on a Greg Davis goal scored in the 69th minute.  It was the Friars first win over Brown since 2006.

Providence College arrives in Kingston with a 1-2-0 record, having dropped its season-opener to Northeastern, 2-1, followed by a 3-1 loss at Monmouth.  The Friars won their first game of the Ocean State Classic against Bryant on Friday afternoon, 1-0, in double overtime. 

The Friars have three goals on the season, with Wilder Arboleda, Keith Jecewiz and Anthony Baumann each adding one.  The team is coming off a successful 2011 season, having finished the year with an 11-8-1 record and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.  Providence returned four of its top five scorers from a year ago, including the team's leading scorer in sophomore Marcos Ugarte who combined for 15 points on six goals and three assists as a rookie.