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No. 4 Brown Holds Off Yale 2-0

No. 4 Brown Holds Off Yale 2-0

Nov. 4, 2007

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Kevin Davies and Dylan Sheehan scored second-half goals as fourth-ranked Brown held off Yale 2-0 on a chilly late afternoon at Reese Stadium. Erik Geiger made five saves in goal for the Bulldogs.

Brown (13-1-1, 5-0 Ivy) controlled play in the first half, outshooting Yale 13-1, but Geiger made four saves to help keep the Bears off the scoreboard. Brown finally broke through in 60th minute when Davies's header from in front went into the left side of the net.

Late in the second half, the Bears added an insurance goal. Sheehan settled a cross and blasted a shot into the left corner.

"Brown is playing very well," said Yale head coach Brian Tompkins. "They played with great intensity and put a lot of pressure on us in the first half. We were a little tentative. In the second half, I thought we played with a lot more confidence."

The Bulldogs (3-7-5, 1-2-2 Ivy) had a couple of opportunities in the final 45 minutes. Brad Rose fired a hard shot from 20 yards out, but Brown goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand moved to his left and caught it.

Yale also had a goal nullified by an offsides call.

"Because we have so many young players, we are learning how to work hard, but also learning how to work smart," Tompkins said. "We have to learn to trust our ability. Even though the result didn't go our way, this was a good experience for us."

Grandstrand made two saves, both in the second half, to post the shutout for Brown, which has now seven straight games.

Yale returns to action next Sunday at Princeton. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity