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Brown Downs Ninth-Seeded St. John's, 1-0, in NCAA Championship Second Round Play

Brown Downs Ninth-Seeded St. John's, 1-0, in NCAA Championship Second Round Play

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Queens, N.Y. -- Brown defeated ninth-seeded St. John's, 1-0, on Sunday night at SJU's Belson Stadium. All-Ivy first team defender Dylan Remick scored his first goal of the year in the 48th minute to help the Bears advance to the Round of 16 in the 2011 NCAA Championship. It is the second consecutive year the Bears have made the final 16.

The Bears will face St. Mary's (Calif.) on Sunday, Nov. 27. The game time and location will be released by the NCAA shortly, as both Brown and St. Mary's are unseeded teams. In the second round, St. Mary's upset eighth-seeded UC Irvine, 2-1 in double overtime.

The Bears, who had just a 1-4-2 record against the Red Storm heading into tonight, including an 0-2 record in NCAA Tournament action, put on a spectacular performance in front of a thunderous Red Storm crowd.  Despite St. John's out-shooting Brown 17-9, and leading 5-3 in corner kicks, Brown's defense was able to hold off a very dangerous offense that averages 1.45 goals per game.

Junior goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss recorded his ninth shutout and improved his record to 9-2-3 on the year.  The shutout ties Kernan-Schloss with Matt Cross '98, to rank second in Brown's record books for shutouts in a season.  This was the team's 11th shutout of the season, but easily its most impressive because of the depth of the NCAA tournament and the offensive strength of St. John's.

Just three minutes into the second half, freshman Ben Maurey dribbled up the left side of the field and slipped by the defense and sent a cross to Remick in the middle of the field. Remick fired one off from 15-yards out and it found its way into the lower right corner of the net to give the Bears a 1-0 edge over St. John's.

St. John's immediately turned up the tempo and continued to pressure Brown for the rest of the game. The Red Storm outshot the Bears 11-4 in the second half, but received two yellow cards and a red after the Bears earned the lead. The Red Storm played a man down for the last 15 minutes of the game after Chris Lebo received a the red card.  The intensity of the Storm's pressure didn't rattle the Bears as they earned the win at Berlson Stadium to end the Red Storm's season.