October 11, 2003

#22 Men's Soccer Remains Undefeated In Ivy League With 3-1 Win Over Princeton

Oct. 11, 2003

Providence, RI - The 22nd ranked Brown men's soccer team improved to 2-0 in the Ivy League and 6-3 overall with a 3-1 win over Princeton on Saturday Oct. 11 at Stevenson Field. Senior Adom Crew (Columbia, MD) scored his league-leading fourth game-winning goal of the season 36 minutes into the first half as sophomore Brian Perry (Manlius, NY) and junior Marcos Romaneiro (North Brunswick, NJ) added goals for the Bears.

Brown got on the board first, 12 minutes into the opening half. Romaneiro fired a corner kick into the middle of the box, which found the foot of junior Jeff Larentowicz (West Chester, PA). Princeton goalie Erik White was able to make the save but Perry quickly booted back the rebound for his second goal of the season.

Princeton tallied its lone goal of the game at the 34:58 mark on a penalty kick to tie the game 1-1. Senior Doug Hare was able to beat junior goalkeeper Chris Gomez (Bellflower, CA) on the play despite a good effort by the Ivy League saves leader.

The Bears took a 2-1 advantage just 1:06 later and never looked back. Junior Marcos Romaneiro passed off to freshman Brian Joyce (Silver Spring, MD) from the corner and found senior Matt Goldman (Knoxville, TN) on the far side. Goldman continued the string of nice passes by the Bears and found Crew in the far corner. The captain fired in his fifth goal of the season. Crew now ranks 15th on Brown's all-time scoring list with 50 career points.

Brown added an insurance goal in the second half when Romaneiro made good on a penalty kick after Crew was taken down inside the box. The goal was his third of the season and third point of the game. He ranks second for Brown with ten points on the season.

Overall, Brown edged out the Tigers 13-12 in shots. Gomez recorded seven saves in the match to White's four. The Bears dominated the corner kicks category with ten to Princeton's three.

Brown will continue action on Tuesday Oct. 14 when it hosts cross town rival Providence at 7 p.m.

Scoring: B, Perry (Romaneiro, Larentowicz) 12:06; P, Hare 34:58; B, Crew (Goldman, Joyce) 36:04; Romaneiro 65:09.
Shots: B-13; P-12
Saves: B-Gomez-7; P-White-4
Corner Kicks: B-10; P-3
Fouls: B-21; P-22