Cats Ousted From Green Bay Fila Classic in First Round by Host

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A first half goal by Lorcan Cronin was all UW-Green Bay needed as they blanked Vermont, 1-0, in the first round of the Green Bay Fila Classic at Phoenix Field on Friday afternoon. The Catamounts scoring draught continued, as they were shutout for the fourth time this season and the third time in the last four games. In this four game stretch, which includes three ties, UVM has tallied just one time. “We certainly played well enough to win but just could not convert our chances,” commented Vermont head coach Roy Patton, whose team could just muster six shots in 90 minutes. Patton also had the services of senior T.J. Mead, who returned to the lineup after missing the last three contests with an ankle injury. Cronin tallied the lone goal in the 25th minute finishing a goalmouth scramble after the rebound of a Bati Tola shot. UVM had a couple of solid opportunities in the second half but could not get the equalizer. David Sullivan, again solid in the Vermont crease, made five saves while for UW-Green Bay (2-3-1), Pat Cruprynski made three stops in recording the shutout. The Catamounts (0-3-3), still in search of their first victory of the season, play UW-Milwaukee tomorrow in the second day of the tournament. The Panthers, who began the season as the nation’s 19th ranked team, blanked UMKC, 4-0, in Saturday’s nightcap.Scoring: 1. UW-GB, Lorcan Cronin-1 (Bati Tola), 24:29. Shots at Goal:Vermont, 3-3–6; UW-GB, 4-6–10. Corner Kicks: Vermont, 5; UW-GB, 6.Goalies: Vermont, David Sullivan (90 mp, 5 saves, 1 goals against); UW-GB,Pat Cruprynski (90 mp, 3 saves, 0 goals against; also one team save).Records: Vermont, 0-3-3; UW-GB, 2-3-1. Attendance: 327.-Athletic Communications