Men's Soccer Falls to No. 18 Brown, 2-0

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The University of Pennsylvania men's soccer team could not overcome the 18th-ranked team in the nation and some tough weather conditions as it fell at Brown, 2-0, Saturday night.

Brown (10-3-1, 5-0-0 Ivy) bolstered its lead atop the Ivy League standings while the Quakers (8-4-1, 3-2-1 Ivy) saw their title hopes fade. The game was played in a heavy rain and sleet mix.

The Bears got on the board midway through the first half when Andrew Daniels collected a rebound five yards from net and fired it home. Penn would fight back in the second half, outshooting Brown by a 10-6 margin, but the Bears' Brian Joyce added the insurance goal just after the hour on a 25-yard free kick.

Junior goalkeeper Daniel Cepero made six saves while facing 12 shots. Counterpart Jarret Leech was called on for seven stops, also on 12 shots. Penn held a 6-4 edge on corner kicks. Freshman Alex Grendi led the way with three shots for Penn, while sophomore Jeffrey Livingston, senior John Rhodes, and freshman Omid Shokoufandeh each had two.

Penn returns to action on Wednesday when it takes on American in a non-League affair at 7 p.m. on Rhodes Field.

Written by Tim Flynn, athletic communications assistant