Britner's Overtime Goal Propels #25 Bears To 2-1 Victory Over Cornell
Oct. 22, 2005
Ithaca, NY - Junior Matt Britner's goal 5:35 into overtime propelled the 25th ranked Brown men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Cornell on Saturday night, improving the Bears record to 4-0 in Ivy League play. Brown took an early 1-0 lead off a goal by sophomore Kevin Davies ten minutes into the match but Cornell got the equalizer just 12 seconds into the second half off a turnover. Britner tallied the game-winner off a rebound on a corner kick, his second goal of the season. The Bears, now 9-3-1, have not lost since Sept. 23, going 6-0-1 since then.
Davies booted in his third goal of the season from eight yards out on the left side after receiving a thru pass from freshman Scott Geppert. Fellow freshman Stephen Sawyer was also credited with an assist on the play.
Maintaining its 1-0 lead through halftime, the Big Red wasted no time in the second half, tying the game just 12 seconds in off a turnover from 20 yards out. The rest of the half was a see-saw battle with both teams getting quality chances, including a header by junior Ben Brackett which hit the crossbar.
The Big Red threatened early in the overtime period when Dana Flanders, who notched the game-tying goal, took a shot that sailed just over the crossbar. Shortly after Flanders' shot, Brown got a corner kick and made the most of the chance. After the ball bounced around in front of the Cornell net, Britner put it in the back of the net to give Brown the 2-1 victory.
Freshman goalkeeper Jarrett Leech posted five saves in net, pushing his record to 5-0-1 this season.
Brown remains the only unbeaten team in the Ivy League as it will face Penn at Stevenson Field this Saturday at 7 p.m. The Quakers are currently 2-1-1 in league play after playing Yale to a 1-1 tie this evening.