Great news for the No. 14 men’s soccer team (11-3-3) this afternoon! The Bears earned an at-large bid into the 48-team NCAA Division I men’s soccer tournament. In the first round, the Bears will host No. 21 BC (10-4-5) this Thursday at 7 pm.
Things you now have to do:
1. Check out the entire tournament field.
2.Watch the men’s soccer team reaction to the great news.
3. Most importantly: be sure to be at Stevenson Field on Thursday night!
Goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand '11 will look for his 12th shutout on the year against BC (Photo — Jesse Morgan)
Here’s the penalty kick-filled finale of the Ocean State Soccer Classic!! Brown and Providence College battled through 120 minutes of scoreless play on a lovely Labor Day afternoon. But our neighbors went on to grab the title, scoring five penalty shots to our four. No worries, though — the game counts as a tie, so the Bears are still undefeated this year!
Catch the start of the Brown Soccer Classic (much cooler than the Ocean State one) this Friday at Stevenson Field. Bears vs. South Carolina Gamecocks, 7 p.m. View the full schedule here.
After closing out the regular season with a 3-0 win over Dartmouth on Sunday, the men’s soccer team had to wait to find out if they had earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears were rewarded on Monday evening with a place in the 48-team field.
Brown (10-2-5, 5-2-0 Ivy) will host Stony Brook (6-9-4) on Thursday night at 7:00 at Stevenson Field.
Check Wednesday’s Herald for an article by Katie Wood recapping the Dartmouth game and previewing the NCAA opener.
Lots of winners this week. Why? I can think of three possible reasons: as an apology for taking several weeks off (I blame midterms), because I’m a nice guy, or, just maybe, because a lot of teams did well. I say it’s all three.
Remember the Seinfeld episode where Jerry always breaks even? Yeah, this was that week for Brown sports. See for yourself below if you don’t believe me. Hence, there are no Winners and no Bad News Bears this week. There is only a vague sliding scale of quality that exists only in my head. Deal with it.