September 30, 2006

Brown defeats Columbia in Ivy thriller

The Brown men's soccer team (6-1-1, 1-0-1) defeated Columbia (5-4-1, 0-1-0) 2-1 in front of a big crowd at Stevenson Field on Saturday night in the Bears' second Ivy League competition.

The first half was owned by Brown (6-1-1) as the team dominated on both the offensive and defensive ends. The Bears took nine shots on goal during the first half as they kept the Lions to only one.

Then, Brown got a spark from sophomore midfielder Darren Howerton (Northboro, MA) who started out the offensive attack as passed the ball to junior forward Kevin Davies (Port Washington., NY). Davies then crossed it to Daniels (Milwaukee, WI) who put the ball in the goal with the time at 26:57. But the Bears weren't done yet.

Brown came right back with the time at 42:39 as Daniels used his head to score his second goal of the night. This time it was started by freshman Chris Roland (Rochester, NY) who passed it over to sophomore Dylan Sheehan (Wolfville, Nova Scotia) who then got the ball to Daniels to bring the Bears up 2-0 against the Lions.

Sophomore Jarrett Leech (Cranford, NJ) was tough in the goal as he recorded two saves and allowed just one goal off a header by Columbia's Tom Davison with the time at 54:42 in the second half. Davison's goal brought the score to 2-1, but they were unable to produce anything else. Brown's Leech improved his record to 5-1-1 and has a total of 32 saves on the season.

Starting in goal for the Lions was Michael Testa (3-4-1) who recorded two saves and gave up both goals. Alex Maffeo came in after halftime and had two saves and didn't allow any goals.

The Bears are back in action when they travel to Boston College on Tuesday and then to Princeton on Saturday.