Oct. 19, 2012
Kevin Durr scored the game's only goal to lead the Air Force men's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Seattle University Friday night at Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons continue to lead the Mountain Division of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 7-6-2 overall record and a 4-1-1 mark, while Seattle fell to 2-10-1 and 0-5-1.
Durr scored after a beautiful give-and-go play with sophomore Scott McGillivray that left Durr wide open in front of the net. He placed a shot from eight yards out to the far post that beat Redhawk goalie Shane Haworth for his third goal of the season.
Despite scoring just one goal, the Falcons dominated every facet of the game. They outshot the Redhawks 22-9 in total shots and 7-2 in shots on goal. Senior Patrick Compton led all players with four shots, while Durr attempted three.
Air Force came close to scoring a couple of times, as senior Garrett Getschow had a point blank look that Haworth save about 30 seconds before Durr's goal, and McGillivray nearly made it 2-0 but his rocket from 30 yards in the 68th minute connected squarely with the crossbar and shot back into play.
The Falcon defense once again put together a stellar effort as senior goalie Matt Underwood had to make just two saves for his league-leading sixth shutout of the season. Air Force attempted eight corner kicks, compared to zero for Seattle.
"I was happy with our power and domination tonight," said Air Force head coach Doug Hill. "Everyone played very well tonight and we kept the momentum throughout the game. I wish we could be a little more exact on our finishes, however."
The Falcons play their final home game of the season on Sunday, Oct. 21 against San Jose State beginning at 1 p.m. Air Force's 10 seniors will be honored prior to the game.