Bears Play To 1-1 Tie With Providence College

Bears Play To 1-1 Tie With Providence College

Oct. 11, 2005

Providence, RI - In a grueling 110 minutes of play, the Brown men's soccer team battled cross-town rival Providence College to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday night at Stevenson Field. After the Friars took an early 1-0 advantage off a corner kick, the Bears scored the equalizer with just under ten minutes left to play in regulation. Junior Andrew Daniels scored the goal with the assists going to junior Brian Joyce and sophomore Laurent Manuel. The tie extends Brown's unbeaten streak to five as the team now stands at 7-3-1 on the season.

The two teams played through a steady rain all evening in a very physical match-up in which 40 fouls were called. The Friars took their 1-0 lead at the 11:48 mark when Kevin Neuman headed in a corner kick taken by Ryan Maduro.

Brown struggled to get good scoring opportunities, posting just one shot on net, which came in the opening minutes of the game. The second half wasn't much different as the slick grass affected play greatly.

With just under ten minutes left to play in regulation, the Bears got the ball inside the PC box, creating a scramble for the ball. Good inside passing led to a low-straight away shot by Daniels for his third goal of the season.

Providence College nearly got the golden goal with just a minute left to play in the second overtime when the ball slid free from Brown keeper Jarrett Leech, who made a great save, leaving the Friars with an easy chip-in. As fate would have it, PC went home with its seventh tie of the season as its shot hit the underside of the crossbar.

Brown will travel north to Cambridge, MA on Saturday to take on Harvard at 2:00 p.m. The Crimson are currently 0-2 in Ivy play, dropping 3-1 and 3-2 decision to Yale and Cornell respectively.