Durr Leads Air Force Past 13th-ranked Stanford, 2-1, in Exhibition
Aug. 28, 2010
Sophomore Kevin Durr scored both Air Force goals, including the game-winner with just 1:25 remaining, to give the Falcons a 2-1 upset victory over 13th-ranked Stanford Saturday night in a Division I men's soccer exhibition game at Cadet Soccer Stadium.
Durr put a shot past Cardinal back-up goalie Drew Hutchins from just in front of the net after receiving a header pass from junior John Tilton. Sophomore Zane Dydasco also notched an assist on the play after sending a corner kick to Tilton.
Durr gave the Falcons a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute off an indirect free kick from six yards out after Stanford was called for a back pass to the goalie in the box. Junior John Melcher touched the ball back to Durr, who fired a rocket into the upper left corner past Cardinal starting keeper Jason Dodson.
Melcher nearly scored earlier in the first half but his shot from midfield with Dodson too far out of the net went just over the crossbar.
The Cardinal evened the score at 1-all in the 63rd minute when Adam Jahn knocked in a rebound into an empty net after AFA goalie Matt Underwood mishandled a free kick from Ryan Thomas.
The Falcons outshot Stanford, 13-8, in total shots and 5-4 in shots on goal. Durr had a game-high three shots on goal and Underwood made three saves in his first career start.
Air Force opens its 2010 regular season next Friday, Sept. 3 against Houston Baptist at Cadet Soccer Stadium. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.