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Cumberlands outlasts HUMS 2-1

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The HU men’s soccer team struck first Saturday afternoon at King Stadium but their celebration was cut short when the University of the Cumberlands (1-3) answered 15 seconds later for a 1-1 deadlock 32 minutes into the contest.

The Patriots would score the go ahead goal six minutes into the second half and hold that advantage until the final buzzer for the 2-1 win over the Foresters.

The loss drops Coach Lawson’s group to 1-3 on the year.

“After a solid start to the game, I was pleased with how we were breaking down Cumberlands and finally rewarded for those efforts about 30 minutes in,” said Lawson. “But I was disappointed how we weren’t able to keep a team down and see the game out.

“There were definitely positives to take away from this game and we’ll regroup for Wednesday.”

Huntington’s lone goal came on a clever combination play from Guilherme Lins Souza to Matheus Louzada and back to Souza at the top of the box for the blast into the back of the net at the 31:21 mark. It marks the Rio de Janeiro native’s second score of the year.

The Foresters outshot their visitors 12-6 and tallied seven shots on frame to the Patriots’ four. Brad Buzzard finished with two saves and was charged with the loss in goal for HU.

Next up for Huntington is a home match against Siena Heights on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

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.