September 23, 2005

Bears Falter In Final Minutes Against College of Charleston

Sept. 23, 2005

Conway, SC - Failing to capitalize on its scoring opportunities is a theme that continued to plague the Brown men's soccer team on Friday evening as it fell to the College of Charleston, 1-0, in the first round of the Coastal Carolina/adidas Invitational. The Bears posted 17 shots on the night but were unable to find the back of the net as it was the Cougars who instead managed to take advantage of one of just its two chances, with 5:18 left to play in the game. Brown falls to 3-3 on the year with all three of its losses coming by just one goal.

After Brown stormed Charleston's keeper with a flurry of shots, the Cougars made a quick counterattack, crossing the ball across the front of the goal and into the net via a header by Darren Toby at the 84:18 mark.

Charleston has now defeated two Ivy opponents in a row as it knocked off Penn last week, 3-1, handing the Quakers their first loss of the season.

The Bears have struggled to complete the puzzle so far this season, registering just one goal in their last 35 shots. The team has overpowered all of its opponents, out-shooting them 98-43 with tonight's game being no exception. Adding to the frustration of the loss, Brown registered 13 corner kicks while Charleston was shutout in that category.

Brown will look to rebound on Sunday when it faces VCU in the final round of the Coastal Carolina/adidas Inviational. The Rams were ranked as high as 11th in the nation two weeks ago, before dropping out of the polls last week.