Brown Opens up Ivy League Season Against Columbia Today

Providence, RI- The Brown men's soccer team opens Ivy League play against Columbia today at 4 p.m. at Columbia Soccer Stadium. The Bears enter the game 5-3-0 and are coming off a 2-0 loss to #13 Boston College on Tuesday evening, while Columbia is 3-5-1 overall.

Senior forward TJ Popolizio leads the Bears in scoring with six goals and an assist, while senior forward Sean Rosa in second on the team with three goals and an assist. Freshman goalkeeper Alex Carr has seen the most action in net this season starting in five games for the Bears and has earned a 3-2 record with two shutouts. Carr has played 450 minutes and has allowed seven goals (1.40 gaa) and has 12 saves (.632 save %).

Columbia's Will Stamatis leads the team in scoring with six points on three goals, while David Najem follows with four points on a goal and two assists. The Lions have dropped their last four games, including a 1-0 loss to Seton Hall on Tuesday night.

The Bears lead the all-time series 32-14-4.

Live stats and live blogging of the match this evening can be accessed at gocolumbialions.com prior to the game.