October 6, 2007

Brown Defeats Princeton in Overtime

Oct. 6, 2007

Providence, RI - Sophomore Nick Elenz-Martin (Encinitas, CA) led the Brown men's soccer team (7-1-1, 1-0-0) to victory and its first Ivy League win as he scored the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Princeton Tigers, 2-1.

After a scoreless first half, the Tigers were able to get on the scoreboard first in the 54th minute of play. Brown's junior goalkeeper Jarrett Leech (Manakin-Sabot, VA) came out of the goal and kicked the ball away from Princeton attackers and out of bounds. However, Princeton's Kyle McHugh took a quick throw in and got it to Teddy Schneider who kicked one into the goal before Leech could get back into position to put Princeton up 1-0. Leech (3-1-0) made four saves in his 72:52 minutes of play, but was replaced by freshman Paul Grandstrand (Orono, MN).

Brown dominated the game in shots, 19-9, and finally found the back of the net in the second period at the 86:25 mark. After freshman David Walls (West Yorkshire, UK) took a corner kick, the ball bounced around in the box, but it found the foot of sophomore midfielder Christopher Roland (Rochester, NY) who belted it straight into the right corner to tie the game and it into overtime.

Just five minutes into the overtime, Elenz-Martin got a pass from senior Kevin Davies (Port Washington, NY) to put an end to the game as he nailed one into the low right corner. Grandstrand, who picked up two saves in his 22 minutes of play, was also rewarded with an assist on Elenz-Martin's goal.

Next up for the Bears is Boston College at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Stevenson Field, followed by two away games at Harvard (Oct. 13) and Cornell (Oct. 20).