Hoosiers Drop 2-1 Decision at Brown
Sept. 17, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A pair of second-half goals, including one with under eight minutes to play, gave Brown a 2-1 win over No. 24 Indiana Friday night in Providence, R.I.
The Hoosiers drop to 2-3 on the season. Brown improves to 3-0-2.
"We weren't sharp in the final third and made a few mistakes, and give Brown credit for continuing to fight and making their own breaks," said head coach Todd Yeagley. "We need to bounce back and get ready for Sunday.
Andy Adlard gave the Hoosiers a 1-0 lead at 15:55 with a rebound shot that just creeped over the goal line. Tommy Meyer took the initial shot, and when Brown goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand was unable to handle the ball, Adlard was there to put home the rebound for his third goal of the season.
It was Adlard's first score from the run of play as both of his previous scores have come from the penalty spot. It also marked the first goal conceded by the Bears this season.
The Hoosiers were struggling to contain the Brown attack late in the second half and the Bears came through with the game-tying goal at 49:40. Thomas McNamara scored with the assist going to Rob Medairos.
Brown put home the go-ahead goal with 7:46 to play as Sean Rosa scored his third goal of the season. Indian defender Caleb Konstanski fell down on the play and Rosa was able to carry the pass into the box. Soffner was able to come out and pick the ball, leaving Rosa open to slot it home into the lower right.
In the first half, Soffner was called into action when a Brown free kick led to a shot from the right. The sophomore slid and stretched to kick the ball out of danger for his first save of the match. Soffner again came up big for Indiana with under 12 minutes to play in the first half with a leaping save off a shot from Sean Rosa, tipping the ball over the cross bar.
With under 16 minutes to play Rich Balchan, who was making his first appearance of the 2010 season, had a curling shot that was just wide left. Brown managed to stifle IU playmaker Will Bruin as the junior was held without a shot attempt in the first half.
Brown continued to frustrate the Indiana attack in the second half. Harrison Petts missed wide on an open header with 23:25 to play after Bruin worked to control the ball on the right side and sent the pass in to the freshman. Bruin's first and only shot of the match did not come until 20 minutes to play.
Adlard led Indiana with five shot attempts, with the Hoosiers finishing with a 14-10 advantage. Soffner finished with four saves, all coming in the first half. The Hoosiers took five corner kicks to the Bears' three, again tallying four of those in the first half.
The Hoosiers continue their east coast trip with a visit to UMass on Sunday. Match time is 1 p.m. in Amherst, Mass.
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