Nov. 11, 2005
Providence, RI - The Ivy title will be on the line in tomorrow's men's soccer showdown between Brown and Dartmouth at Stevenson Field. Both teams come into the game with 5-1 league records as the winner of the game will earn the 2005 Ivy Championship and NCAA automatic berth. Game time is set for 1 p.m.
A tie between Dartmouth and Brown, however, opens the door for Yale (4-1-1) to make it a three-way tie for the League crown. The Bulldogs travel to Princeton for a 4 p.m. game, meaning they will already know if they have a shot to gain a share of the Ivy crown by the time they take the field.
If Brown and Dartmouth tie on Saturday and Yale wins, the three teams share the Ivy League crown. By virtue of head-to-head-to-head record, Dartmouth (1-0-1 against Yale and Brown) receives the automatic NCAA berth over the Bulldogs (1-1) and Bears (0-1-1).
If Brown and Dartmouth tie, and Yale ties or loses, the Bears and Big Green share the League title. Again, Dartmouth would receive the NCAA berth by virtue of its record against the Ivy's third-place finisher, Yale; Dartmouth defeated Yale while Brown lost to the Bulldogs last Saturday, 2-1.
Brown leads the Ivy League in goals scored averaging 1.93 goals per game. Both Brown and Dartmouth have allowed just ten goals all season with the Big Green leading the league with nine shutouts.
Freshman Scott Geppert leads the team with four goals and six assists for 14 points while junior Andrew Daniels has notched a team-high six goals this season. Darnell Nance leads Dartmouth with five goals.
Brown has won seven of the last 11 Ivy League Titles and has made a total of 20 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including a run to the Elite Eight in 2000.