First-Half Outburst Gives Brown 4-1 NCAA Tournament Win

First-Half Outburst Gives Brown 4-1 NCAA Tournament Win

Nov. 11, 2006

Providence, RI - Senior Andrew Daniels (Milwaukee, WI) scored three goals as the Brown men's soccer team (11-4-3) defeated Adelphi University 4-0 in a first-round NCAA Tournament match-up at Stevenson Field Saturday afternoon. Daniels scored two of his goals around a score by freshman Nick Elenz-Martin (Encinitas, CA) in a span of 3:43 in the first half to give the Bears a comfortable cushion early in the match. Brown will now play at No. 1-seed Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday.

"I'm very proud of the guys," said Head Coach Mike Noonan. "They did a great job of not letting Adelphi back into the game."

Daniels got his first score just 11:13 into the game. Freshman Chris Roland (Rochester, NY) crossed the ball from the right side, finding Daniels open for the header and a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute and a half later, a corner kick by senior Brian Joyce (Silver Spring, MD) got tapped around to Elenz-Martin, who buried a shot from a spot just in front of the left post. The third strike came at 14:56 off another Daniels header, this one directly off a Joyce corner that hooked perfectly to the waiting senior.

Daniels completed his first collegiate hat trick at 60:32. Attempting to score on another cross, Daniels headed the ball off the crossbar. However, he got a fortuitous bounce that went right back to his feet for a second shot, which he buried for a 4-0 lead. The Panthers got one goal back at 69:30, as Rob Philippou finished a shot after the ball had bounced around in front of the net off a corner.

In goal for the Bears was sophomore Jarrett Leech (Manakin-Sabot, VA) who recorded six saves. Senior goalkeeper David Semenza relieved Leech and finished the final nine minutes of the game.