September 21, 2003

Men's Soccer Suffers First Loss of the Season to Fairleigh-Dickinson, 2-1 In Overtime

Sept. 21, 2003

New Haven, CT - The Brown men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season to Fairleigh-Dickinson at the Yale Classic on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Knights scored on a penalty kick in the second overtime to take the win, 2-1, capturing the Tournament Title. Brown's lone goal of the game came on a penalty kick as well as it drops to 3-1 on the season.

The first half went scoreless as Brown maintained control of the ball through most of the half. It was Fairleigh-Dickinson that nearly got on the board however, 16 minutes into the game. Junior Chris Gomez (Bellflower, CA) made a great punch save off a hard shot from inside the box, but a Knight's player was able to re-direct the rebound. The ball was on its way in, but senior Matt Goldman (Knoxville, TN) made a huge defensive save and scissor kicked the ball out.

The second half saw more great defensive plays from the Bears as Gomez robbed Fairleigh of another scoring opportunity when he dove in to cut-off a point blank shot by Antonio Nunziata. Nunziata retaliated soon after, though, to put the Knight's up 1-0, when he found himself wide-open in front of the net. The Bears pushed hard to get the equalizer with time running down. Senior Seth Quidachay-Swan (San Francisco, CA) was an inch shy of netting his first goal of the season when his header hit the crossbar.

With 4:32 left to play in regulation, Brown knotted the game 1-1 when junior Marcos Romaneiro (North Brunswick, NJ) scored on a penalty kick, sending the game into sudden death overtime. The goal was Romaneiro's second of the season.

After two more huge saves by Gomez, FDU scored the winning goal at the 104:33 mark when the Knight's Aaron Paye was brought down inside the box, setting up a penalty kick for Nadav Gottesman. Gottesman rifled one past Gomez for the win, handing Brown its first loss of the season.

Scoring: FDU-Nunziata (David) 61:50; B-Romaneiro, 85:18; FDU-Gottesman, 104:33