PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ian Lange headed in the game's lone goal late in the first half to help No. 10 Washington to a 1-0 victory over the 25th-ranked Brown men's soccer team Friday evening at Stevenson Field. Brown now stands at 1-1-1 on the young season while the Huskies improve to 4-0-1 overall.
"Washington is a quality team that should expect to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament this year," said Brown head coach Pat Laughlin. "They lost arguably the top goalkeeper in the country this week and his replacement came up big tonight against us in the second half. It is not often that your second goalkeeper is a US Youth National team player. We came out great from the start of the game and had a goal called back in the first minute. After that Washington had the better of the first half. We showed great composure and effort in the second half and created several chances. Jack Gorab in the midfield and Alex Markes in the back were outstanding tonight."
Washington controlled the pace of the game on both ends of the field throughout the first half, outshooting the Bears by a 7-0 margin with a 5-0 edge in corner kicks. Lange put the Huskies on the board at 34:33 when he headed in a corner from Brad Jacobson to put the visitors in front, 1-0.
Brown came back strong in the second half, registering nine shots in the stanza with a 4-2 edge in corners. The Bears put together a flurry of shots late in the stanza, but a solid bid by Daniel Taylor (Greenwich, Conn.) was covered by Washington keeper Ryan Herman, and a pair of shots from sophomore Jack Gorab (Newport Beach, Calif.) and senior Jack Kuntz (Chatham, N.J.) sailed wide as the Huskies held on for the 1-0 victory.
Senior Josh Weiner (Armonk, N.Y.) made five saves in net for the Bears, while Herman recorded four stops on the other end. Washington outshot the Bears, 14-9, and won the battle for corners, 7-4. Senior Jose Salama (Madrid, Spain) paced the Bears with three shots in the contest.
The Bears kick off a three-match road swing on Sunday, Sept. 15 when they visit Hofstra at 1 p.m.