Providence, RI- The No. 19 Brown University men's soccer team earned a 1-1 draw at Princeton's Roberts Stadium on Saturday evening. The Bears dropped to 8-1-2 overall and 1-0-1 in the Ivy League while Princeton is now 5-3-1 overall with a 1-0-1 record in league play.
The defense was tough to crack in the first 30 minutes of the game, as the first shot on goal was taken in the 33rd minute by Brown freshman Tariq Akeel, (Rochester Hills, MI) and Princeton followed just a minute later by a shot by Cameron Porter.
Rookie Tim Whalen (Amston, CT) would soon put Bruno on the scoreboard after he one-timed a punched ball by Princeton goalkeeper Seth MacMillan in the 38th minute to tally his second goal of the season. The Bears kept the Tigers off the scoreboard for the remainder of the half, outshooting Princeton 10-7 in the first 45 minutes of play.
Princeton came out of the intermission fired up, and turned up its intensity on offense. The Tigers, edging Brown 9-3 in shots in the second period, finally found the back of the net in the 73rd minute Mark Linnville tossed a throw in into the box which Matt Sanner headed over to Porter and put it past Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA).
With the game knotted at 1-1, Brown's Ben Maurey (Downingtown, PA) had a great look on net, but MacMillan stopped by point blank shot to keep the score even. The Bears would then take four straight corner kicks, in which Brown led 10-5 for the game, but could not produce to send the game into overtime.
The Bears, 2-0-1 in overtime action, were 3-2 in the overtime periods. Princeton edged Brown 2-0 in the first overtime, but Brown topped Princeton 2-1 in the second but could not sneak one by MacMillan, who had three big saves on the night. Kernan-Schloss picked up five saves for the Bears in net.
Maurey led Brown's offense with three shots, two of which were on goal, while Akeel and Whalen tallied the Bears' other two shots on goal.
Brown will now host Harvard at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Stevenson Field.