Three Second-Half Goals Lead Brown Men's Soccer to 3-2 Victory over Princeton

Oct. 11, 2008

Princeton, NJ - The Brown men's soccer team (8-2-1, 2-0-0 Ivy) scored three second-half goals to earn a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Princeton Tigers (2-8-1, 0-1-1) on Saturday evening. Junior Iain Eldredge (Cumberland, ME) scored his first collegiate goal 19 second into the second half, while junior Nick Elenz-Martin (Encinitas, CA) scored two goals, including a game-winner, in tonight's Ivy League win.

While the Bears played a relatively strong first half, the Tigers' Brandon Busch was able to notch the first goal of the night on Bruno's senior goalkeeper Jarrett Leech (Manakin-Sabot, VA) in the 36th minute of play to take an early 1-0 lead heading into halftime.

Just 19 seconds into the second stanza, Eldredge came up big for the Bears as he tallied his first collegiate goal after a pass from rookie Jay Hayward. Hayward received his first collegiate start, and also tallied his first collegiate assist to tie the game, 1-1.

Princeton's Brandon Bush scored his second goal of the night after an interesting call that lead to a penalty kick to put the score in the Tigers favor, 2-1. The Bears bounced right back seven minutes later as Elenz-Martin knocked in his first goal of the evening. Hayward picked up his second assist of the night, as senior Rhett Bernstein (San Diego, CA) received the assist as well.

With the score tied at 2-2 with just four minutes left in the game, Elenz-Martin scored the game-winning goal after receiving the ball from junior TJ Thompson (Atkinson, NJ) to earn a 3-2 victory.

Brown out shot Princeton 17-8, and had a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks. Leech received the win in net, improving his record to 6-0-1 on the season. The Bears are back in action next weekend, when they take on Harvard at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Stevenson Field.