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No. 22 m. soccer still undefeated after winning at Vermont

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Sports Editor
Monday, September 27, 2010

As one of just a handful of unbeatens in the top 25 of Division I soccer, the men’s soccer team (5-0-2) continued its streak with a decisive 3-0 victory at the University of Vermont on Saturday.

“I don’t think this is just a streak,” said defender Eric Robertson ’13. “We’ve put in the work with 26 great players and this is the result.”

Robertson — last week’s Eastern College Athletic Conference defensive player of the week — in tandem with goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand ’11, led the Bears in their shutout effort. Grandstrand, who is currently third in the country for save percentage, recorded three saves in goal on the evening for his sixth shutout of the year. The Catamounts did not record their first shot on goal until the second half.

Forward T.J. Popolizio ’12 scored the lone goal in the first half and midfielder Jon Okafor ’11 found the back of the net midway through the second. Forward Sean Rosa ’12 sealed the deal for the Bears, scoring with just under five minutes left in the game.

“Our team’s success is well-deserved,” Roberston said. “We play for keeps.”

Bruno currently has the best record in the Ivy League but is ranked one spot below No. 21 Harvard in the national polls. The Bears return to home action Saturday, as they begin their quest for an Ivy League title with a game against Columbia at 7 p.m.

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