November 19, 2009

Men’s Soccer Hosts Stony Brook Tonight in NCAA Tournament Game

Providence, RI- The Brown men’s soccer team will take on Stony Brook in the first round of the Division I NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament at 7:00 p.m. tonight at Stevenson Field. The Bears are making its 24th appearance in the Tournament, and its seventh in the last 10 years, as Stony Brook is making its second trip to the NCAA College Cup.

The Bears are led by First Team All-Ivy selections Nick Elenz-Martin (Encinitas,CA), Paul Grandstrand (Orono, MN) and Sean Rosa (Montreal, Quebec), as the team heads into tonight’s contest with a 10-2-5 overall record and ended in second place in Ivy League standings with a 5-2 record. Elenz-Martin and Rosa are tied for the team lead in goals with five, as Grandstrand has been the glue of the Bears’ stingy defense. Grandstrand, the 2007 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, boasts a 9-2-5 record and has four shutouts this season. His 0.77 goals against average leads the Ivy League and his .776 save percentage ranks third.

Stony Brook arrives in Providence 6-9-4 overall and has a 4-2-1 record in the America East. The Seawolves are on a seven-game unbeaten streak, are currently led by America East Rookie of the Year Leonardo Fernandes’ seven goals and two assists. Second leading scorer and Second Team All-Conference selection Berian Gobeil has added five goals and two assists, while goalkeeper Anthony Rogic, an All-Rookie selection, has played 14 games in net to lead the defense. He has allowed 15 goals this season and has tallied 55 saves, and during its recent hot streak he has posted a 0.27 goals against average and a .935 save percentage.

The game will not be video streamed, however, Mike Rubin and Mike Mancuso will be calling the action on brownbears.com, and live statistics will be available on game tracker. The first 500 Brown students (with ID) will get in to tonight’s match for free, while tickets for adults are $10 and $5 for students and children 12-and-under. Call the Brown Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773 to get your tickets now!!