November 3, 2012

No. 11 Brown Men’s Soccer Battles Yale to 1-1 Draw

Providence, R.I. – The No. 11 Brown University men's soccer team (12-1-3, 4-0-2 Ivy) battled the visiting Yale Bulldogs (4-7-5, 1-2-3 Ivy) to a 1-1 double overtime draw on Saturday evening at Stevenson Field.

"Tonight on senior night the guys played with a lot of conviction and heart," said Head Coach Patrick Laughlin. "Unfortunately we allowed them to get an equalizer goal and we couldn't get a game-winner. We created a multitude of chances from a variety of play, and between the posts and their goalkeeper we couldn't find that second goal. It was a great effort tonight."

Sophomore forward Ben Maurey (Downingtown, PA) scored his fourth consecutive goal just 2:33 into the game. Senior defender Dylan Remick (Inverness, IL) sent a corner kick into the middle of the box that went off defender Alex Markes (Valencia, CA) over to Maurey, who blasted it past Yale senior goalkeeper Bobby Thalman to give the Bears an early 1-0 lead.

The Bulldogs were able to score the equalizer at the 19:37 mark when junior forward Peter Jacobson accepted a rebound off the post and nailed a shot to the low left corner past senior keeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) to knot the game at 1-1.

Both squads played an even first half, as Thalman and Kernan-Schloss denied two shots on goal apiece, while Brown held a slim 11-10 advantage in shots overall.

The Bears increased their intensity in the second half, out-shooting Yale 14-4 in the final 45 minutes while keeping Thalman on his toes. Thalman stopped eight shots on goal, including four in the first 13 minutes of the period. Sophomore Daniel Taylor (Greenwich, CT) had a solid look just three minutes in, and sophomore Voltaire Escalona (Blue Bell, PA) tried in the 53rd minute but could not get one past the 6-foot-5 keeper. Yale's Andy Hackbarth got past the scrappy Brown defense and sent a low shot to a diving Kernan-Schloss to earn his third save of the game.

Brown continued to press in both overtime periods, out-shooting Yale 4-1 in the first overtime, and then 7-0 in the second to end the game with a 36-15 advantage in shots. Sophomore Jose Salama (Madrid, Spain) had one of the best looks of the night in the final overtime period when he weaved through the Yale defense and had a clear shot on net that hit the inside of the post and bounced back into play.

Thalman ended the night with a season-high 11 saves while Kernan-Schloss finished with three.

The Bears are back in action at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 9, at Dartmouth. The game will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel.