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HU finishes conference play 5-4

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The men’s soccer team was defeated by the Taylor Trojans (6-10-2, 4-5) in their final regular season game Saturday afternoon, 1-4.

Taylor struck twice in the first 20 minutes to enter the locker room with a 2-0 advantage.

After the early Trojan goals, the Foresters struggled throughout the night to make up the ground.

“We went up against a hot Taylor team, and we gave up a couple of early goals and had to chase the game,” Coach Russ Lawson said.

The lone HU goal came by way of a Hayden Suter header off a corner kick from Matheus Louzada five minutes into the second half. It brought the Foresters within a goal of Taylor.

The Foresters failed to find the net the rest of the second half and gave up two more goals to the Trojans.

Brad Buzzard tallied four saves in the loss.

“We had our moments, but it’s definitely not the way we wanted to end the season,” Lawson said. “We still have plenty to be positive about.”

The Foresters finished in fourth place in the Crossroads League and are set to host Goshen Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. for the conference tournament quarterfinals match.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.