November 26, 2007

Bears to Host Old Dominion in Second Round of NCAA Soccer Tournament

Nov. 26, 2007

Providence, RI - The Brown men's soccer team will host Old Dominion in the second round of the Division I Men's Soccer Tournament at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Stevenson Field.

The Bears closed out the 2007 regular season with a 15-1-1 overall record, including a perfect 7-0-0 mark in the Ivy League. Their efforts earned the Bears their 19th League title, an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and a first-round bye.

Leading the Bears' offense this season has been junior Dylan Sheehan (Wolfville, NS) with 10 goals and six assists for 26 points. Senior Kevin Davies (Port Washington, NY) also has 10 goals on the season, including three assists on 23 points.

Brown's defense has been top notch, and is anchored by Ivy League Player of the Year and unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection, Matt Britner (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Also holding down the back unit is Hermann Trophy Watch List selection and First Team All-Ivy selection, Rhett Bernstein (San Diego, CA), and Stephen Sawyer (Coppell, TX).

The Monarchs ended the regular season 12-6-3, and earned the Colonial Athletic Conference's automatic berth into the tournament by winning its first League Title since 1991. Old Dominion hosted Providence College on Saturday, and defeated the Friars 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Old Dominion's goal was scored by Ambane Emmanual off an assist from A.J. Kulp.

Old Dominion is currently led by Kulp, who has four goals and eight assists for 16 points, followed by Trevor Banks' six points and three assists for 15 points.

The game on Wednesday marks the first time that Brown has matched up against Old Dominion. This is Brown's third consecutive trip to the NCAA's and its 23rd overall. Last year, the Bears defeated Adelphi, 4-1, in the first round, but lost to Duke, 2-0, in the second.

The first 500 Brown students will be admitted at no cost. For more information, including ticket prices, go to: NCAA SOCCER INFO or call (401) 863-2773. The game will also be broadcast live on Brown Internet Radio on www.brownbears.com.