Brown men’s soccer’s season came to a heartbreaking end tonight, as Bruno fell 2-1 on a last-minute goal by #2 Maryland. Brown led 1-0 for most of the first half after Dylan Remick ’13 picked up his third assist in two NCAA tournament games on a corner headed in by Bobby Belair ’13. But Maryland tied the game in the closing minutes of the first half and then threatened to score for most of the second half before finally converting a free kick opportunity with a minute remaining to seal the win. The viewing experience was made all the more painful by the horrendous and grossly biased commentators on ULive’s online stream, who produced such gems as “this is the stage where great players become great players” and “Brown is going to be unbelievable to believe that they missed that.”
Despite the loss, da Bears still enjoyed a great season, including a fantastic 2-0 victory over then-undefeated Cornell and an easy 2-0 win over Drexel in the first round of the tournament. Graduating players include Dylan Remick, Ryan McDuff, Eric Robertson, Tom McNamara, Sam Kernan-Schloss, and Kevin Gavey, all strong contributors, but perhaps next year will be just as good anyway. In any case, a bittersweet congratulations from Blog to Brown soccer on an excellent season, and a tip of the cap to the seniors. We’ll miss following our athletic crush. Bruno [read: me] is crying.