Nov. 21, 2010
Box Score |
STORRS, Conn. -
The UConn men's soccer team battled Brown to a 1-1 tie on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament but fell to the Bears 7-6 in a shootout as Brown advances to the NCAA Tournament third round, while UConn concludes its season with a 12-2-6 overall record.
After 110 minutes of play, the NCAA Tournament match was forced into a shootout which ended with Brown (12-3-4) edging the Huskies 7-6. After the first five attempts by each squad, the score was tied 4-4 as Brown missed its fifth opportunity as Matt Sangeloty made the stop in net for the Huskies. UConn missed its eighth attempt before Brown's Jay Hayward netted the final shot for the Bears to give them the 7-6 win.
Brown took an early 1-0 lead in the eighth minute of today's match and held on to the one-goal advantage until the 84th minute when UConn's Mamadou Doudou Diouf netted the Huskies' lone goal late in regulation to force the match into overtime. For Diouf, it was his sixth goal of the season.
Taylor Gorman, who assisted on both of Brown's goals on Thursday in its 2-1 win over Boston College, scored for the Bears less than eight minutes into the contest. Sean Rosa stole the ball from a UConn defender and passed to his left where Gorman fired a shot past a diving Josh Ford in goal.
UConn outshot the Bears 8-4 in the first half and dominated play throughout the second as the Huskies outshot Brown 11-1 in that frame. On the afternoon, UConn outshot Brown 24-8, including a 5-3 clip in the overtime periods.
UConn had multiple scoring chances in today's contest, including a shot from inside the goal box by Alan Ponce, whose chip shot sailed high of the net. Carlos Alvarez played the ball into the box where Ponce connected on his lone shot of the game but missed high.
Diouf led the Huskies with eight shots, two of which were on net, as he had some great looks prior to scoring his sixth goal of the season. In the 23rd minute, Diouf made a nice move on the near side of the field to cut into the 18-yard box and lined a shot past a diving Paul Grandstrand in net, but a Brown defender was there to make the stop and clear the ball out to midfield.
Alvarez's two shots on goal in the first half were solid efforts as Grandstrand made two tremendous saves to halt UConn's scoring chances. In the 19th minute, the sophomore drilled a shot from the top of the 18-yard box which Grandstrand was able to get his hands on to make the save. With less than seven minutes to play in the first half, Alvarez connected on a ground ball shot, which Grandstrand made a one handed stop on to again take away the Huskies' chances in the first 45-minutes of play.
Despite giving up his seventh goal of the season, Ford made four saves in net for the Huskies before Sangeloty came into the game for the shootout. Brown's Paul Grandstand made six stops for the Bears, while he allowed one goal as well.