October 4, 2011

Bears Battle No. 9 Red Storm to 0-0 Overtime Draw

Queens, N.Y. – The Brown University men's soccer team (5-4-1) and the No. 9 ranked St. John's University Red Storm (7-2-2) battled to a 0-0 double overtime draw on Tuesday evening at Belson Stadium.

St. John's edged the Bears in shots 14-12, but both teams had four shots on goal in tonight's game. Brown posted two of its four shots on goal in the second period, with senior Jay Hayward registering the Bears' first shot on net at the 47:31 mark giving Alex Naples his first save. Hayward tried again for the Bears at the 88:18 mark.

Junior goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss earned his first save in net in the 46th minute of play after a shot by St. John's Pascal Trappe, and he picked up another at the 48:44 mark after Jack Bennett tried to sneak one by. Kernan-Schloss continued to lead the defense as he made his final save of the period at the 55:50 mark when Andres Vargas blasted one his way. Neither team could get one by the defense, as the game headed into overtime.

The Bears tallied one shot in the first overtime period, a header shot by senior midfielder Evan Coleman, which was saved by Naples. The intensity increased in the second overtime period as the Bears tallied three shots and the Red Storm tallied two. But it wasn't enough to break through the defense as the game ended into a 0-0 draw.

Senior forward Sean Rosa led the offense with four shots, while Austin Mandel, Ben Maurey and Hayward each tallied two. Leading the defensive effort tonight was Kernan-Schloss, who picked up four saves in net to improve to 2-2-1 on the year.

The Bears will host Princeton on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:00 p.m. on Stevenson Field, and will then travel to Harvard on Saturday, Oct. 15 for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off.