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A five-minute span spells disaster for HUWS

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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - A five-minute lapse spelled disaster for the HU women’s soccer team (6-5, 0-2) Tuesday afternoon against #20 Mount Vernon Nazarene University (8-3, 1-1). The Cougars found back netting three times in that disastrous five minutes to turn a 0-0 stalemate into a 3-0 lead that would stick.

The debacle started in the 54th minute and was wrapped up by the 58:12 mark compliments of three different Cougars.

While Tuesday’s rapid fire scoring was anything but typical, the outcome has become the norm for the Cougars. MVNU entered the contest ranked 4th in the NAIA in total shutouts (6). Their season total now stands at seven with HU becoming their most recent victim. The Cougars also enjoyed a lopsided 25-8 advantage in shots taken which proved to be slightly higher than their season average of 22.2 which ranks them 7th nationally in shots per game.

Of HU’s eight shots, MaTéa Knispel registered two of her team’s three shots on goal. Toby Carman took the loss in goal for Huntington. The sophomore keeper finished with 11 saves.

“Win or lose, I love our girls and the fight they bring regardless of the condition, score or time left in the game,” said Coach Tillett. “I am excited to see how we respond heading into our game with #8 Grace on Saturday. I know we will put the poor second half behind us and grow from it.”

The Foresters hit the road again on Saturday to face the 8th-ranked Lancers of Grace College.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.