Evan Coleman’s First-Half Goal Helps Bears to 1-0 Victory over Harvard
Cambridge, MA- Senior midfielder Evan Coleman (Amherst, MA) tallied his second goal of the season when he scored at the 30:06 mark to help the Brown men's soccer team (7-4-1, 2-1-0 Ivy) to a 1-0 victory over the host Harvard Crimson (2-9-1, 0-3 Ivy) on Saturday night at Soldiers Field.
It was a fairly even first half where the Bears edged the Crimson 6-5 in shots and both squads had just one look on net. It didn't take long for Harvard to rattle off its first shot of the game, a header by Pascal Mensah just 6:37 into the game, which was stopped by junior goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA).
Junior defender Dylan Remick answered in the 14th minute with a shot of his own but Harvard's Brett Conrad was there to tally his first and last save of the game. The Bears had a couple other good looks toward the net, two of which were taken by senior forward Sean Rosa but both missed high, and just a few minutes later Coleman connected on his goal at the 30:06 mark.
After a loose ball in front of the net, senior forward T.J. Popolozio (Rexford, NY) got the ball to Coleman who sent a shot into the left corner past Conrad to score the Bears' game-winner and tally his second goal in Brown's last two games. It was Popolizio's second assist of the season.
Harvard stepped up its defense in the second half and outshot Bruno 4-1 in the final 45 minutes, but the Bears still finished the game with a 9-7 advantage in shots. Coleman tallied Brown's lone shot in the half at the 48:25 mark, but the Crimson defense kept the Bears away from the net for the rest of the game.
Kernan-Schloss improved his record to 4-2-1 overall, and ended with three saves in net, while Harvard's Conrad dropped to 0-3-1 on the year and tallied just one.
The Bears will now travel to Ithaca, N.Y. where they will take on Cornell at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, and will then finish their non-league schedule at Holy Cross on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 p.m.