Nov. 18, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Boston College sophomore midfielder Kyle Bekker scored late in the first half, temporarily tying the score at 1-1, before Brown junior Austin Mandel broke the tie just 2:33 later to lift the Bears to a 2-1 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before 981 fans at Stevensen Field.
Brown's season continues with a second-round match at Connecticut on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. while Boston College concludes its 2010 campaign with a 10-5-5 record.
BC sophomore goalkeeper Justin Luthy registered six saves in the match, including an outstanding diving stop on junior Sean Rosa's curling right-footed blast in the 35th minute.
Brown opened the scoring early in the match on a Jon Okafor tally in the 11th minute.
Bekker responded with a right-footed shot from 22 yards at 40:23 to tie the score before Mandel scored decisively at 42:56.
Brown finished the match with a 22-15 advantage in shots and a 7-3 edge in corner kicks.
Bears goalkeeper Paul Grandstand recorded four saves in the winning effort to improve to 12-3-3.
Team Records: Boston College - 10-5-5; Brown - 12-3-3
Game Notes: Senior midfielder Karl Reddick came off the bench and played 62 minutes in his final collegiate contest. Reddick played in 80 career games ... Freshman defender Ryan Dunn played 40 second-half minutes ... A total of 23 fouls were called in the match, including 13 against BC of which 12 were called in second-half play ... The Eagles advanced to the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight season.