Durr Scores Game-Winner In 2-1 Victory Over Vermont

Durr Scores Game-Winner In 2-1 Victory Over Vermont

Sophomore defender Aaron Durr scored the game-winning goal, as the Central Connecticut State University men's soccer team defeated Vermont 2-1 at the Nike New Hampshire Classic. Durr received a ball at the top of the box from senior captain Eddie Floyd and finished it in the 67th minute to give CCSU (1-0) the win over UVM (0-2).

The Catamounts got the scoring started when Patrick Alonis scored off a cross from T.J. Gore in the 31st minute. The Blue Devils tied the game when a ball from freshman Joel Diamand failed to be cleared by the UVM defense and instead flew over goalkeeper Tom Critz into the back of the net. At halftime the score was tied 1-1, with Vermont holding an eight to four shot advantage.

Durr capitalized on his first career goal at CCSU when Floyd's ball found him outside the 18 yard line. The sophomore finished it to give the Blue Devils the lead they would need to get the victory. In the 86th Central goalkeeper Paul Armstrong came up huge as he stymied Yannick Lewis's point blank shot from 15 yards out. Armstrong finished with only two saves on the day, but that final one was the difference in the game.

CCSU is now 1-0 on the season for the second straight season and will take on the host Wildcats on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.