October 9, 2004

#21 Bears Ivy League Unbeaten Streak Ends At Eight With 3-2 Loss To Princeton

Oct. 9, 2004

Princeton, NJ - The 21st ranked Brown men's soccer team (4-3-2) had its Ivy League undefeated streak snapped by Princeton Saturday night with a 3-2 loss to the Tigers in New Jersey. The Bears, now 1-1 in league play, had not lost an Ivy League game since Nov. 16, 2002 as they went 6-0-1 last season. The loss was also Brown's first in nearly a month as it was unbeaten in its last six games. The Bears held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the match tonight but were unable to keep Princeton at bay as it scored the equalizer in the 62nd minute and the go-ahead goal in the 79th minute.

Brown got its first goal off a redirected free kick. Senior Marcos Romaneiro fed the ball to sophomore Andrew Daniels at the far-post in just the 13th minute of play. The goal was Daniels second in as many games as the Bears have taken high advantage of restarts in its past two games.

The Bears held their 1-0 lead through the end of the half but Princeton came out recharged in the second half, tying the game five minutes in off a missplayed ball inside the box.

Brown responded shortly after with a penalty kick by Romaneiro, giving the lead back to the Bears. Romaneiro has now tallied seven points in the last two games, notching at least a point in Brown's last five goals.

The onslaught of goals continued as Princeton immediately began to press following the Bears score and found the back of the net less than four minutes later to tie the game at two apiece.

The teams played back and fourth over the next 15 minutes of play but it was the Tigers that converted on one of their chances, scoring the winning goal at 78:17.

In net, senior Chris Gomez posted three saves as Brown held a slight 8-6 shots on goal advantage.

Brown will play in-state rival Providence on Wednesday afteroon at 3 p.m. before hosting Harvard on Sunday at 1 p.m.