Sheehan's Goal Not Enough to Overcome Friars

Oct. 10, 2006

Providence, RI - Despite sophomore Dylan Sheehan's (Wolfville, Nova Scotia) goal in the second half to tie the game 1-1 against Providence College (10-3) on Tuesday evening, the No. 14 Bears couldn't keep the momentum going to secure a victory.

It was a battle from the start as scoring opportunities went back and forth between the two teams. But it wasn't until 59 seconds remaining in the first half that the first goal was scored when PC's Benjamin Wexler kicked the ball in five yards out to mark his first collegiate goal and put the Friars ahead of Brown 1-0 heading into halftime.

Bruno (8-2-1, 2-0-1) came out strong after halftime as they tied the match early when senior midfielder Ian Premo (Florence, MA) drove a cross from the right flank to Sheehan who headed the ball into the top left corner of the net at 55:18.

With just 5:20 left in the second half, PC's Timothy Ritter picked up his third goal of the season off a low right-footed shot from 15 yards out that got by Brown's Jarrett Leech (Manakin-Sabo, VA) to eventually lead the Friars to a 2-1 victory.

The Friars outshot the Bears, 14-12, as Leech recorded six saves. Senior Chris Konopka stopped three shots for the Friars marking their first win over Brown since 1993. Leech's record is now 5-2-1 and has tallied 38 saves on the season.

The Bears are back in action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as they host Harvard on Stevenson Field.