September 12, 2013

No. 25 Brown Men’s Soccer Hosts No. 10 Washington on Friday (7 p.m.)

No. 25 Brown vs. No. 10 Washington
Friday, Sept. 13 – 7 p.m.
Providence, R.I.
Stevenson Field 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The 25th-ranked Brown men's soccer team will play host to No. 10 Washington in a battle between two of the top teams in the nation on Friday, Sept. 13 at Stevenson Field. The game is set to start at 7 p.m. Links to live video and live stats will be available at www.brownbears.com

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SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
No. 10 Washington enters Friday's contest at 3-0-1 on the season and most recently played UConn to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday in Storrs, Conn. The Huskies climbed nine spots in the weekly rankings after opening the season with wins over Gonzaga, Santa Clara and Portland. Taylor Peay leads the team with eight points on four goals, while Justin Schmidt is ranked second with six points on two goals and two assists. Spencer Richey has started all four games in net for the Huskies and has allowed just one goal to go along with 15 saves. The Huskies went 13-5-2 last season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.   

LAST TIME vs. WASHINGTON
Last season at Washington, Brown scored three goals in the second period and then-sophomore Ben Maurey (Downingtown, Pa.) knocked in the game-winner in overtime to lift the Bears to a 4-3 comeback victory. Maurey tallied the game-winner in the 93rd minute of the overtime period on an assist by Thomas McNamara. The Bears outshot Washington 16-13 for the game, and edged the Huskies in corner kicks, 6-5. 

OCEAN STATE RECAP
Brown played Providence to 1-1 draw in the Ocean State Classic final on Sunday as the two teams were named co-champions of the tournament after each squad racked up four points on a win and a tie. After PC scored late in the second half of the title game, junior Daniel Taylor (Greenwich, Conn.) evened up the score on a header in the 50th minute as the teams eventually played to a 1-1 draw. The Bears opened up the season with a 1-0 shutout win over Bryant in the first round at Stevenson Field. Rhode Island placed third with three points, while Bryant finished fourth. 

AKEEL NAMED CO-MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
Sophomore Tariq Akeel (Rochester Hills, Mich.) was named Co-Most Outstanding Player of the Ocean State Soccer Classic, while freshman Mike Leone (Saint Clair Shores, Mich.), sophomore Jack Gorab (Newport Beach, Calif.) and senior Jose Salama (Madrid, Spain) were named to the All-Tournament Team. 

UP NEXT
After Washington, the Bears kick off a three-match road swing on Sunday, Sept. 15 when they visit Hofstra at 1 p.m.