Bears Take Down Duquesne, 2-1, To Earn Yale Classic Title

Sept. 19, 2004

New Haven, CT - The Brown men's soccer team won the 2004 Yale Classic with a 2-1 victory over Duquesne on Sunday. The Bears, now 3-2 on the year, defeated Hartwick on Friday, 2-1, in the first round of action at the Bulldogs tourney.

All three goals were scored in the second half as Brown was the first to get on the board in the second frame. Junior Brian Weeks fed the ball in to junior Ibrhaim Diane, who took a shot that was deflected out by the keeper. The ball rolled to junior Keith Caldwell for the open net goal, his third of the season.

Duquesne struck right back two minutes later with a goal of its own, tying the score 1-1.

The Bears ensured their third straight win with a goal by Diane with 15:21 left to play. Weeks crossed the ball into Diane, who took a left-footed volley that found the back of the net.

In goal, senior Chris Gomez posted five saves. The Bears out-shot Duquesne 13-9.

\Senior Jeff Larentowicz was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Senior Marcos Romaneiro and juniors Ibrhaim Diane and Brian Weeks were named to the All-Tournament Team.

Up next for Brown will the the Stanford Tournament next weekend. The Bears will face Cal on Friday and host Stanford on Saturday.