Late Goal Ends Brown's NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament Run
Courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Dan Metzger scored in the 90th minute to lift the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins to a 2-1 victory over No. 15 Brown in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament on Sunday evening at Ludwig Field.
After a Brown foul in the final minute of the game, Maryland obtained possession of the ball on a restart. Helge Leikvang booted the ball to Metzger in front of the net and put it past senior goalkeeper Sam Kernan-Schloss to end the Bears' season.
Brown senior forward Bobby Belair gave the Bears an early 1-0 lead in the 17th minute when he beat Maryland keeper Keith Cardona after a Dylan Remick corner kick. The goal was Belair's fourth of the season, and Remick's third assist in the Bears' last two games.
Just when it looked like the Bears would head into halftime with a lead, Maryland evened the score just before the half with a goal in the 44th minute when Patrick Mullins blasted in a shot from 30 yards out.
Maryland edged Brown in shots, 8-4, and led 5-2 in corner kicks in the opening 45 minutes of play.
After the half, both teams came out firing. Mullins tried to tally another goal in the 56th minute, but Kernan-Schoss came up with a great save to keep the game tied. Down at the other end, Belair fired one off that missed just to the right of the goal.
Maryland had a great look on the Brown net in the 80th minute, but senior defender Eric Robertson made a spectacular save when he blocked the ball with his body.
Maryland shut down the Bears in the final minutes of the game, and continued to press. It would finally pay off for the Terrapins when Metzger scored in the final minute.
Maryland outshot Brown 13-10 for the game and had a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks. Kernan-Schloss ended the game with one save, while Cardona posted two.