No. 11 Brown Hits Road for Critical Ivy League Game vs. Penn
Philadelphia, P.A. – The No. 11 Brown University men's soccer team travels to Penn on Saturday, Oct. 27, for a critical Ivy League game at 7:30 p.m. on Rhodes Field. Brown enters the weekend 11-1-2 overall and sits in first place in league with 10 points with a 3-0-1 record, while Penn is just 2-11 and 0-4 in the league.
Brown is coming off victories over Boston College (1-0) and then-ranked and undefeated No. 10 Cornell (2-0), and have since jumped to No. 11 in the NSCAA national rankings and increased its unbeaten streak to 10 games.
Forward Ben Maurey (Downingtown, PA) was named Ivy League Player of the Week after he scored a game-winning goal in each of last week's games against the Eagles and Big Red. Maurey has tallied eight points (3g, 3 a) this season and is second on the team in scoring. Midfielder Thomas McNamara leads the Brown attack with nine points (3g, 3 a), and senior forward Bobby Belair (Myrtle Beach, SC) has eight (3g, 2 a).
On the defensive end, goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) racked up another four saves and dropped his goals against average down to only 0.48, third best in the nation and a league-best average. The Bears picked up their ninth shutout of the season and have conceded a league-low seven goals this season with nine shutouts.
Penn suffered a 2-1 loss to Yale last week in New Haven. Stephen Baker put the Quakers on the board with a penalty kick in the second half against the Bulldogs. Their goalkeeper Max Kurtzman came away with four saves.
Penn boasts the Ivy League's second-ranked offense with 24 goals this season, 17 of which have come from three players – Baker, Travis Cantrell and Duke Lacroix.
After defending their home field 1-0 against Penn last year after Austin Mandel '12 scored in the 63rd minute in the snowy matchup, the head to Rhodes Field for Penn's homecoming game this season. Brown will then host Yale on November 3rd at Stevenson Field for senior night.