PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Cornell's Eric Nuss pushed a shot past senior keeper Mitch Kupstas (Suwanee, Ga.) in the first half to lead the Big Red over the Brown men's soccer team, 1-0, in Saturday afternoon's Ivy League tilt at Stevenson Field.
Brown moves to 3-5-5 overall and 1-2-1 in the league, while the Big Red improved to 9-4-1 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.
Cornell scored the lone tally of the contest 30 minutes into the opening half. Once the offense was set up in front of the net, Ralph Lee Price continued the string of passing to Nuss, who blasted a shot past the reach of Kupstas and into the back left corner of the net for the one-goal lead.
Brown had a few early opportunities in the opening 45 minutes, including a good look by Louis Zingas (Warren, Mich.) in the 18th minute, but Cornell keeper Zach Zagorski corralled the rookie's shot to keep the home side off the board. Brown held a 9-6 edge in shots during the first stanza.
After senior Daniel Taylor (Greenwich, Conn.) rifled a shot into the arms of Zagorski two minutes into the second half, the Bears continued to press the offense, outshooting the Big Red by a 7-1 margin in the frame. Brown's best opportunity came shortly into the second half when there was a loose ball just in front of the net, but there was too much heavy traffic, which allowed the visitors to deflect several attempts and the clear the play.
Brown edged the Big Red in both shots, 16-7, and corner kicks, 5-3, in the game. Senior Alex Markes (Valencia, Calif.) led the way with three shots.
The Bears remain at home on Tuesday, Oct. 28 when they host New Hampshire in non-conference action at 7 p.m. For tickets, purchase online, call the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or walk up to the Box Office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.