September 4, 2009
Durr Scores Game-Winner In 2-1 Victory Over Vermont
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
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.
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.
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.