October 16, 2005

Bears Improve To 3-0 In Ivy Play With 3-0 Shutout Over Harvard

Oct. 16, 2005

Cambridge, MA - The Brown men's soccer team gained sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with a 3-0 victory over Harvard on Sunday afternoon. The sustained 25-30 mph winds did not deter freshman goalkeeper Jarrett Leech as he recorded his fourth shutout of the season. Freshman Scott Geppert led the Bears' attack, scoring the game-winning goal while also assisting on Brown's other two goals. Junior Andrew Daniels notched a goal and an assist while junior Ben Brackett scored the Bears' third and final goal of the day. The team improves to 8-3-1 overall and 3-0 in Ivy play. Undefeated in its last six games, Brown has allowed a mere three goals in its last eight games.

Hungry for revenge against last season's last-second 1-0 loss to the Crimson, Brown found the back of the net on its third shot of the game at the 27:26 mark. Senior Keith Caldwell fired a shot at Harvard goalkeeper Ryan Johnson, who made the save but left the rebound out for Geppert to give the Bears a decisive 1-0 lead.

Leech kept the Crimson off the board, making two saves in the early going of the second half. In 412:46 minutes of action this season, the rookie has allowed just one goal, maintaining a record of 4-0-1 with all four of his wins shutouts. He stopped all six of Harvard's shots on goal in Sunday's win.

With a little over 15 minutes left to play in the game, Geppert went to work again on the Harvard defense, dribbling through several defenders on the end line before completing a crossing pass to Daniels, who booted in his fourth goal of the season.

Roughly four minutes later, Brown put the icing on the cake when Brackett sent a one-timer right through Johnson's legs for the 3-0 final. Brackett leads Brown with five goals this season while Geppert has racked up a team-high 12 points off four goals and four assists.

Brown's next Ivy match-up will be against Cornell, which dropped its first Ivy game of the year to Yale this weekend, this coming Saturday.