High-Powered Attack Leads Bears To 3-2 Victory Over Providence

Oct. 12, 2004

Providence, RI - The Brown men's soccer team came away with a 3-2 victory over in-state rival Providence College on Tuesday at the Friars' Glay Field. The Bears now stand at 5-3-2 overall on the year, going 5-1-2 in their last eight games. Brown bounced back from an early 1-0 deficit with back-to-back goals by sophomore Ben Brackett and junior Keith Caldwell in the first half before taking a 3-1 lead in the second with a goal by sophomore Andrew Daniels. The Friars, still in search of their first win this season, added another goal with 20 minutes left but were unable to catch up the Bears.

Brown found itself at a 1-0 disadvantage for just the third time all season long when Providence notched its first goal in its last six games just over one minute into play. The last time the Bears fell behind first was back on Sept. 10 against Clemson.

From then on out, however, it was all Brown as it launched a rigorous attack. The Friars keeper was kept busy as the Bears pummeled him with ten shots by the midway point. At the 21:31 mark, Brown scored the equalizer. Brackett headed in his first collegiate goal off a corner kick taken by senior Marcos Romaneiro.

Nearly 15 minutes later in the 37th minute, Caldwell booted in his team-leading fourth goal of the season to give Brown its first lead. Romaneiro fed the ball inside the box near the goal line to freshman Kevin Davies, who flipped the ball over to Caldwell. Spinning away from the defense to get to the ball, Caldwell slid a low shot past the Friars' keeper.

Daniels gave Brown a two-goal advantage four minutes into the second half when he riffled in a cross from sophomore Ian Premo. Daniels timed it perfectly in the air as his header sailed into the top corner of the net.

The Friars kept themselves in the game with a goal at the 70:07 mark but the Bears' defense held strong in the final 20 minutes, handing PC its tenth loss.

In net, senior Chris Gomez posted four saves. Brown had a season-high 12 shots on goal while its 17 shots overall tied its season-high.

The Bears will return to Ivy action on Sunday as they host Harvard at 1 p.m. at Stevenson Field.