Men's Soccer Blanked at Brown, 1-0

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On a snowy, cold night in Providence, Penn's chances to work a miracle and storm back into the Ivy League men's soccer race were shoveled away in a 1-0 loss to Brown.

For the fourth time this season, the Quakers suffered a one-goal loss inside the Ivy League, to fall to 1-4-0 inside the Ancient Eight and 6-7-2 overall. For the second time in 2011, the winning goal came on a penalty kick as Austin Mandel connected on a PK following a Penn foul in the box in the 63rd minute with a shot to the top left corner.

The goal was the only one allowed by sophomore Tyler Kinn in his first career start in goal for the Quakers. He had played little more than a minute between the pipes in his first season with the Quakers before being called into the starting lineup with Max Kurtzman out nursing an injury. The penalty kick strike notwithstanding, Kinn acquited himself well, making four saves to give Penn a chance to stay in the match. He made two saves in each half, with his two stops in the final period coming after the PK goal and keeping the deficit at one.

The tying goal never came for Penn, though, as the Quakers only sent one of their 10 shots to goal over the 90 minutes of play. Travis Cantrell had the shot on goal, forcing a save from Sam Kernan-Schloss in the 13th minute, However, the Quakers did not send a shot to target over the final 77 minutes of play, despite three shots from both Christian Barreiro and Thomas Brandt.

The Quakers return to Rhodes Field on Nov. 5 to take on Princeton at 7:30 p.m. as part of Senior Night festivities during Homecoming Weekend.

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