Providence, R.I. – The No. 22 Brown University men's soccer team earned its third consecutive shutout of the 2012 season with a 2-0 victory over the visiting Cleveland State Vikings on Friday evening during the Dunkin' Donuts Brown Soccer Classic. The win improved Brown to 3-0-0 on the year, while the loss dropped the Vikings to 2-2-0.
The Bears gained an early lead just 10 minutes into the game after freshman Jameson Lochhead assisted on a goal scored by senior defender Dylan Remick (Inverness, IL). Lochhead, in a scramble in front of the net, got the ball to Remick who one-timed it into the net toward the low left post. Remick, a unanimous first-team All-Ivy defender in 2011, tallied his first goal of the season and the fifth of his career, while Lochhead has earned an assist in two consecutive games for the Bears.
Brown edged Cleveland State in shots, 10-8, in the first 45 minutes, but Cleveland State had the advantage in corner kicks, 2-1.
In the second period, the Bears dominated the Vikings outshooting the squad 8-3 with a 2-0 advantage in corner kicks. Brown kept CSU goalkeeper Brad Stuver busy, as the Bears fired off seven shots on goal. Brown keeper, Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) earned two big saves for the Bears, while the Bears back line shut down many of CSU's opportunities.
Senior defender Eric Robertson (San Antonio, TX) tacked on an insurance goal for the Bears at the 68:05 mark to earn his second of his career. Sophomore Voltaire Escalona (Blue Bell, PA) sent a pass to Robertson who was on the right side and blasted one just below the cross bar and out of Stuver's reach.
Robertson led the Bears attack with two shots on goal, while Lochhead, Remick, and Bobby Belair (Myrtle Beach, SC) tallied one each.
The Bears will now challenge Fordham at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 to challenge the Rams for the Brown Soccer Classic title.