October 12, 2016
Vermont men edged as River Hawks stay unbeaten
LOWELL, Mass. -- The Vermont Catamounts menís team surrendered an 85th-minute goal in falling, 2-1, to the No. 18-ranked UMass Lowell River Hawks in an America East Conference match at Cushing Field Wednesday night.
Vermont (9-4-1 overall, 1-2-1 conference) fell behind as Aron Runarssonís punch of a free kick ricocheted off Wuilito Fernandesí chest and into the goal in the 25th minute.
Freshman Jon Arnar Barūdal tied the game in the 77th minute, taking a Jackson Dayton pass on the left sending a shot from the edge of the penalty area into the near side of the net for his first collegiate goal.
Lowell (9-0-2, 2-0-1) broke the deadlock on Joe Kellettís close-range header off a Federico Ferre cross in the 86th minute.
Vermontís Bernard Yeboah had a last-minute header off a cross saved.
"I thought we played a smart game,Ē Vermont coach Jesse Cormier said. ďWe had opportunities to take points tonight from a good team and struggled to make the plays to finish the job. I was proud to battle back from being down a goal, but UMass Lowell ultimately deserves the credit and the points as they finished the game on the right foot."