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No. 5 Men's Soccer Falls At No. 14 Brown In Overtime, 1-0

Oct. 10, 2007

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Providence -- Laurent Manual scored the game's only goal in the 93rd minute as 14th-ranked Brown defeated No. 5 Boston College in overtime in non-league action on Wednesday.

The loss snaps BC's seven-game unbeaten streak during which it went 6-0-1 and outscored opponents 20-4.

The Eagles fall to 7-2-1 overall, while Brown improves its record to 8-1-1.

Brown's Dylan Sheehan received a long feed within the 18-yard box with his back to the net and made a touch pass away from the goal to Manuel who blasted a low, right-footed shot from 22 yards out through traffic that was deflected past BC junior goalkeeper Chris Brown's outstretched dive to his left at 92:42.

The host Bears outshot the Eagles, 16-10, including a 7-2 edge in the game's first 45 minutes.

Chris Brown recorded a four saves and suffered just his second defeat of the season for BC.

Junior Alejandro Bedoya, the ACC's scoring leader, took a team-high three shots. He had a particularly good scoring chance with 25 minutes left in the game as he shook three defenders and fired a left-footed shot that Bears' goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand made a great save on.

Grandstrand finished with three saves in the victory.

Reuben Ayarna and Jeremiah Gallington each had shots on goal for the Eagles.

Today's game marked the third time this season that BC has played overtime. The team is an even 1-1-1 in those games, having defeated North Carolina (Sept. 22) and tied Yale (Sept. 26) prior to tonight's loss.

Next up for BC is a home match against Providence on Tuesday, Oct. 16. First touch is set for 7 p.m. A video broadcast of Tuesday's BC vs. PC match may be viewed live over the internet at

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