Providence, RI- The Brown University men's soccer team (4-2-0) will look to remain undefeated at Stevenson Field when the team hosts Boston University (2-4-0) at 7 p.m. tonight. The game can be viewed live via America One, or fans can listen to Mike Rubin & Mike Mancuso call the action for Brown Radio. Live stats will also be provided.
Senior forward TJ Popolizio (Rexford, NY), the Ivy League's Player of the Week, helped the Bears to a 1-1 weekend at the South Carolina Gamecock Classic. Popolizio scored two goals en route to a 2-0 win over South Carolina last Friday night, and then scored the lone goal during Brown's 5-1 loss to Kentucky on Sunday. Popolizio, who leads the team in scoring with 13 points on six goals and one assist, ranks 11th in the nation in points per game, and ranks fourth in goals per game. He has scored six goals in Brown's last five games, including three game winners.
Freshman defender Alex Markes (Valencia, CA), the Sept. 12 Ivy League Rookie of the Week, was named the Defensive MVP of the Gamecock Classic, and also earning a spot on the team was senior forward Sean Rosa (Montreal, Quebec).
Boston University snapped a four game skid with a 2-1 victory over Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon. The Terriers were down 1-0 after the first 13 minutes of play, but rallied late in the second half and scored in the 72nd minute and again in the 85th to come up with the win. Scoring for BU was James Holler and Cameron Souri, while assisting on both goals was Dominique Badji.
Stephen Knox leads the offense with two goals, one game winner, while Dominique Badji, Cameron Souri and James Holler have each added one to BU's five goals this season. Nick Thomson has seen the most action in goal, starting in five games (456:35) for a 2-3-0 record. He has 16 saves and has allowed five goals.
The Bears lead the all-time series against Boston University 17-14-4, including a 2-0 victory last season.