No. 15 Brown Takes on No. 2 Maryland
Providence, RI- The No. 15 Brown University men's soccer (13-2-3) team will take on No. 2 Maryland (17-1-2) at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Ludwig Field. Free video and live stats will be provided, and play-by-play announcer Mike Rubin will call the action on brownbears.com.
Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, NY) and Daniel Taylor (Greenwich, CT) each scored a goal to lead the Bears to a 2-0 NCAA first-round victory over Drexel on Thursday evening at Vidas Field. Senior defender Dylan Remick (Inverness, IL) assisted on both goals, and now has a team-high six assists.
Sophomore forward Ben Maurey (Downingtown, PA) came on strong at the end of the season, scoring four goals in the Bears' last six games for a team-high 12 points on five goals (including four game winners), and two assists. After McNamara's game-winner on Thursday evening, he is now tied with Maurey in scoring with four goals and four assists.
Brown's stingy defense has shut down 11 opponents and has allowed just 10 goals this season. Senior goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) ranks first in the Ivy League and third in the country in goals against average (0.53), as well as first in the league and seventh in the country in save percentage (0.85).
The Terps are coming off a 2-1 victory over North Carolina on Nov. 11, to capture the ACC Championship. Maryland's lone loss came against Wake Forest, 4-2, on Nov. 1, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Maryland is 45-26-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, and fell to Louisville in the third round in 2012. Maryland has captured three national titles, with its last championship in 2008.
Patrick Mullins leads the Terps with 34 points on a team-high 13 goals and eight assists. John Stertzer followed with 20 points (7 g, 6 a) and Schillo Tshuma has added 18 points (8 g, 2 a).
Keith Cardona has started in 16 games in goal, and boasts a 13-1-2 record with six shutouts. He has 30 saves (.638 save percentage) and has allowed 17 goals (1.02 gaa).
Maryland has outscored opponents 50-19 and has dominated in corner kicks, 123-59.