October 14, 2003

#20 Men's Soccer Battles Cross-Town Rival Providence To 2-2 Deadlock

Oct. 14, 2003

Providence, RI - The 20th ranked Brown men's soccer team battled cross-town rival Providence College to a 2-2 tie on Tuesday Oct. 14 at Stevenson Field. A saved penalty kick proved to be the difference in the game as junior Jeff Larentowicz (West Chester, PA) was robbed of his second goal of the game in the second half. The tie was Brown's first of the season as it is now 6-3-1 overall.

Senior Adom Crew (Columbia, MD) opened up the scoring at the 31:55 mark of the opening half with his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Sophomore Ibrahim Diane (Potomac, MD) earned the assist on the play with the cross to Crew on the far side of the field.

The Friars tied the game with just 25 seconds left to play in the first half. Brown regained the lead eight minutes into the second half when Larentowicz headed in a corner kick taken by senior Matt Goldman (Knoxville, TN).

Brown had the opportunity to take a 3-1 lead at the 69:04 mark when Crew was taken down inside the box. Larentowicz was robbed of the penalty kick as Friar goalie Chris Konopka made a diving save. Providence scored the equalizer with eight minutes left to play in regulation as neither team was able to capitalize in the two overtime periods.

Overall Brown edged out PC 17-16 in shots. In his collegiate debut, freshman David Semenza (Honolulu, HI) was impressive in net, recording five saves.

Brown will be back in action on Saturday Oct. 18 as it travels to Harvard for an 11 a.m. match. The Bears will be seeking their third Ivy League win to stay atop of the league standings.

Scoring: B-Crew (Diane) 31:55; PC-Nobrega (Bennett) 44:35; B-Larentowicz (Goldman) 53:01; PC-Smith (Weill) 82:36.
Shots: B-17; PC-16
Saves: B-Semenza-5; PC-Konopka-5
Corner Kicks: B-10; PC-3
Fouls: B-29; PC-23
Penalty Kicks: B-1 (saved); PC-0