November 10, 2010

No. 14 Brown Closes Out 2010 Season at Dartmouth

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Hanover, NH- The No. 14 ranked Brown men's soccer team will travel to Hanover, N.H., to take on Dartmouth College at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 for its final regular season game of the 2010 season. The Bears are currently 11-2-3 with a 3-2-1 mark in the Ivy League, while Dartmouth stands at 9-6-1 overall with a 3-3-0 record in the league.

The battle on Saturday will essentially be for third place, as the Bears currently sit in third in Ivy League standings with 10 points, while the Big Green are in fourth place with nine points.

Brown is coming off a come-from-behind 4-1 victory over Yale last Saturday night, as T.J. Popolizio (Rexford, NY), Evan Coleman (Amherst, MA), Sean Rosa (Montreal, Quebec) and Kevin Gavey (Fairfield, CT) each scored goals to lead the offense. Rosa, a junior forward, leads the Bears' offense with 16 points on six goals and four assists, and was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Men's Team of the Week after scoring a goal and an assist against Yale. Senior forward Jon Okafor (Verona, NJ) ranks second in scoring with four goals, including three game-winners, and three assist, and Popolizio has added four goals as well.

Eleven different Bears have scored goals this season, combining for 27 goals in 16 games. Bruno averages 17.3 shots and 1.69 goals per game.

Brown's defense, led by senior goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand (Orono, MN) has earned 11 shutouts and has allowed just seven goals this season. Grandstrand's shutout percentage and goals against average (0.42) rank second in the country, and his save percentage (.879) ranks fourth.

Dartmouth has won its last three games, including Ivy League wins against Harvard and Cornell. Lucky Mkosana, who is the only player to have started and played in all 16 games this season, leads the Big Green offense with 11 points on four goals and three assists. Andrew Olsen followed with 10 points on three goals and four assists, followed by Daniel Keat's four goals and one assist. The offense has combined for 25 goals in 16 games, and averages 14.4 shots and 1.56 goals per game.

Goalkeeper Sean Donovan has seen the most action in net this season for the Big Green, as he has started in 10 games and has allowed 13 goals for a 5-4-1 record. He has tallied 28 saves on the year and has earned one shutout in the cage. Lyman Missimer has started in six contests, combining for a 4-2-0 record allowing eight goals. He has eight saves, and has earned one shutout.