Bears Come From Behind to Defeat Washington in Overtime Thriller
Seattle, WA- The Brown men's soccer team (6-1-0) scored three goals in the second period and sophomore Ben Maurey (Downingtown, PA) knocked in the game-winner in overtime to lift the Bears to a 4-3 victory over Washington in the opening game of the Husky Classic on Friday evening.
Maurey tallied the game-winner in the 93rd minute of the overtime period on an assist by senior midfielder Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, NY). McNamara sent a cross from the left side of the field over to Maurey who headed it into the back of the net from the right side of the box.
The Huskies opened up the scoring just eight minutes into the game when Dylan Tucker-Gangnes headed into a free kick taken by Ben Fisk. The squad extended their lead in the 26th minute on an own goal.
After halftime, the Bears came out inspired and started to capitalize on their opportunities. Junior forward Voltaire Escalona (Blue Bell, PA) netted a goal just eight minutes into the second period on an assist by McNamara, and Ksenior evin Gavey (Fairfield, CT) tallied the equalizer at the 66:38 mark after heading in a cross from Maurey.
However, Washington's Abdul Aman scored his first goal of the season to get the lead back for the Huskies, but Brown sophomore Daniel Taylor (Greenwich, CT) scored off a deflected shot in front of the goal just a minute later to tie the score at 3-3 and send the game into overtime. Maurey then ended the game just 3:49 into overtime to put the Bears back on top and win the game.
The Bears outshot Washington 16-13 for the game, and edged the Huskies in corner kicks, 6-5. Senior Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) posted one save in his 93:49 minutes of play, while Washington keeper Spencer Richey recorded six.
Brown will now face Portland on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. in the final game of the Husky Classic.