Men’s Soccer Set to Host Quinnipiac (Fri.), Holy Cross (Sun.)

Men’s Soccer Set to Host Quinnipiac (Fri.), Holy Cross (Sun.)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's soccer team will open the home portion of its schedule this weekend when the Bears host Quinnipiac on Friday (7 PM) and Holy Cross on Sunday (4 PM).

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IVY LEAGUE NETWORK
Video of all home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network. Fans can subscribe and view games by purchasing yearly, monthly, or daily packages.  

LAST TIME OUT
Brown opened with the season with a road win at Bryant, 1-0, holding the Bulldogs to without a shot on target. Sophomore Austin Lind provided the lone goal of the match when he knocked in his own rebound with less than 15 minutes remaining for his first career goal. Joey Cipicchio picked up his second career shutout. Brown is now 7-0 against Bryant in the all-time series. 

SCOUTING THE BOBCATS
Quinnipiac (1-2) most recently topped Saint Joseph's, 1-0, after dropping a pair of shutouts at Boston College and No. 24 UConn to start the season. Matthew Taylor scored the game winner against St. Joseph's, while Rashawn Dally and James Doig picked up assists. Chrys Iakovidis has played all three games in net and enters Friday's game with a 1.64 goals against average. QU went 13-7 overall last season and 8-2 in conference, but fell to Rider in the MAAC Championship game.  

LAST TIME AGAINST QUINNIPIAC
Brown topped Quinnipiac in the 2015 season opener, 2-0, on the road. Brown outshot the Bobcats, 18-17. 

SCOUTING THE CRUSADERS
Holy Cross enters Sunday's match at 1-1-1 on the young season and most recently played Siena to a scoreless draw on Wednesday. Owen Azrak and Arno Rupp lead the team with one goal apiece. Henry Stutz has played every minute in net, allowing three total goals for a 0.93 goals against average with 11 saves. Holy Cross went 5-10-3 overall last season and 1-5-3 in the Patriot League. 

LAST TIME AGAINST HOLY CROSS
Brown will look to top Holy Cross for the third time in as many seasons on Sunday. The Bears scored three unanswered goals in the meeting last season, resulting in a 3-2 overtime victory on the road. Current players Rodrigo D'Andrea and Nico Lozada both scored in the second half to send the game into overtime. 

TEAM CAPTAINS
Seniors James Myall and Louis Zingas will serve as team captains for the 2017 campaign. Myall will be a captain for the second straight season. 

HAGSTROM NAMED TOPDRAWERSOCCER TOP 100
Junior Jack Hagstrom was ranked No. 64 overall on TopDrawerSoccer's Preseason Players to Watch Top 100 ranking, a list that includes sophomores, juniors and seniors. Hagstrom is a two-time First Team All-Ivy selection and was named the 2015 Ivy League Rookie of the Year after leading the Bears in goals (5) and points (11). 

NEXT UP
After this weekend, the Bears will hit the road against Tulsa (9/15) and SMU (9/17).   

Video of all Brown men's soccer home contests and all Ivy League games, home and away, will be broadcast live on ivyleague.tv.  

Tickets for all Brown men's soccer games can be purchased online, by calling the Brown Athletics Ticket Office at (401) 863-2773, or by walking up to the box office located in the Pizzitola Sports Center, open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.