Offensive Explosion Leads Bears Past Penn, 4-0

Offensive Explosion Leads Bears Past Penn, 4-0

Oct. 30, 2004

Philadelphia, PA - The Brown men's soccer team earned its second straight Ivy League shutout at Penn on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Quakers 4-0. The Bears scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the first half and added three goals in the second, including two in the last two minutes of play. Brown is now 7-5-2 overall and 3-2 in the Ivy League. With the win, the Bears now move past Penn in the Ivy standings.

Sophomore Brian Joyce, who recently came back from an injury, scored the game-winning goal at the 26:54 mark, unassisted. In the second half, the Bears came out firing, tallying three more goals when all was said and done. Junior Ibrahim Diane gave Brown a 2-0 lead just 1:11 into the second half, scoring from the right side off passes from junior Keith Caldwell and Joyce.

With 34 minutes left to play in the game a Penn player was ejected, forcing the Quakers to play a man down the rest of the way. Caldwell and freshman Kevin Davies helped put the game away with goals in the last 2:04 of play. Caldwell's goal was assisted by senior Marcos Romaneiro while senior goalkeeper Chris Gomez tallied his third assist of the season on Davies goal. Brown's defense, anchored by senior Jeff Larentowicz, was superb as Gomez was only forced to make two saves in the match.

Brown will play Yale at home this Friday beginning at 7 in the team's final home game of the regular season. Brown's three seniors (Larentowicz, Gomez and Romaneiro) will be honored prior to the game.