Nov. 11, 2003
The 12th ranked Brown men's soccer team battled Boston College to a 0-0 tie through a steady rain Tuesday night at Stevenson Field. The Bears out-shot the Eagles 16-9 on the night, including a 7-0 advantage in the two overtime periods. Brown now stands at 9-3-3 on the year and extends its undefeated streak to eight games.
Brown, which has not lost a game in six weeks, dominated play through much of the second half and two overtime periods. Senior Adom Crew (Columbia, MD) led the attack with five shots, including two one-on-one chances with Eagles' goalie Mike Cardenas. On both plays, Cardenas, charging outside the net, was able to cut-off Crew's shot just in time.
The Bears best chance to put the game away game just 30 seconds into the first overtime period when junior Marcos Romaneiro (North Brunswick, NJ) threaded a perfect pass inside the box to sophomore Keith Caldwell (Braintree, MA). Caldwell booted a set shot on target, which Cardenas could not make a clean save on. The ball deflected back but the Eagles netminder was able to grab a hold of the errant ball before it crossed the goal line.
Junior Chris Gomez (Bellflower, CA) was tested early on in the game, posting three saves, but the Bears defense held BC at bay for the most part for the latter 65 minutes of play, not allowing a shot on goal.
The Bears will close out the regular season at home versus Dartmouth on Saturday at 3 p.m. Brown will honor its five seniors, Crew, Matt Goldman (Knoxville, TN), Edward Thurston (Washington, DC), Derrick Woodard (Blacklick, OH) and Seth Quidachay-Swan (San Francisco, CA), prior to the start of the game. The Bears will be looking to capture sole possession of the Ivy League Title with a win or tie. Brown, which has already earned a berth into the NCAA Tournament, can also win the title outright if Yale drops to Princeton on Saturday.
Log onto to brownbears.com Monday afternoon to find out when and where Brown will be playing its opening round game of the NCAA Tournament.
Saves: B-Gomez-3; BC-Cardenas-7
Corner Kicks: B-9; BC-4