Hanover, NH- The No. 11 Brown University men's soccer team closes out 2012-13 regular season in a nationally-televised game against Dartmouth College at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at Burnham Field. The 2012 Ivy League race is coming down to the final weekend of play, as the Bears still have a shot at both an Ivy League championship, and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Last week, No. 14 Cornell squeaked out a win against Dartmouth in double-overtime to shake up the standings. Cornell currently sits atop the league standings, only a point ahead of Brown, and Dartmouth sits in third place, just behind Brown. Cornell will visit Columbia on Saturday at 7 p.m. to finalize league rankings.
Brown (12-1-3) battled the Yale Bulldogs (4-7-5) to a 1-1 double overtime draw last Saturday night at Stevenson Field. Sophomore Ben Maurey (Downingtown, PA) scored for Brown in the first minutes of the game to tally his fourth consecutive goal and 12th point of the season. Maurey earned mention on the Ivy League weekly honor roll for his efforts on offense against Yale.
Also helping out on offense are senior midfielder Thomas McNamara (West Nyack, NY) and senior forward Bobby Belair (Myrtle Beach, SC) with nine points apiece. Both have tallied three goals and dished out three assists this season. Ten different Bears have scored this season, combining for a total of 23 goals.
Goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss (Arlington, VA) finished with three saves against the Bulldogs, contributing to his low 0.48 goals against average. The defense, led by senior Dylan Remick (Iverness, Il), senior Ryan McDuff (Plano, TX), and sophomore Alex Markes (Valencia, PA), has held opponents to just eight goals.
During the 2011 season, Brown and Dartmouth competed in the final game of the season in a close match-up. Brown leads the all-time series 37-31-5, which includes the 0-0 double overtime scoreless draw at Stevenson Field last year.
Dartmouth sophomore Alex Adelabu leads the Big Green in scoring with 21 points on nine goals and three assists. Sophomore midfielder Colin Heffron is next with eight points on two goals and four assists. The Big Green are coming off a heartbreaking 2-1 double overtime loss to Cornell last Saturday night. Heffron scored Dartmouth's lone goal at the 28:54 mark.
Junior goalkeeper Noah Cohen is 7-7 on the year, and has allowed 19 goals (1.33 gaa) while earning 59 saves (.756 save %).