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HUMS posts second straight draw

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WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Forester men’s soccer team had to settle for a another double overtime stalemate as they finished in a 1-1 draw against the host Patriots at the University of the Cumberlands Classic on Saturday afternoon.

It was one that got away as HU fired off 30 shots, 13 on frame, but could only find back netting once. Cumberlands, on the other hand, managed just seven shots, three on target, and had to play two men down for the final twenty minutes of regulation and both OTs.

Huntington quickly became the aggressors after that, closing out regulation with 13 shots with the equalizer coming in the 84th minute on a header in the box by Jake Erlandson, assist Guilherme Lins Souza. It was the first collegiate goal for the freshman defender.

HU continued the pressure with six more shots throughout the extra 20 minutes but couldn’t crack the Patriots’ defense to make for the 1-1 final.

Troy Hester spent the entire 110 minutes in goal to tally his second tie. Through Huntington’s four games, the senior starting keeper has given up just three goals.

“We’re disappointed we didn’t come away with the win today,” said Coach Lawson. “Our attack wasn’t clean enough. This is a game we’d like back. We needed to finish them off and we didn’t.  

“But with that said, I don’t want to take away from our guys’ effort this weekend. Cumberlands upset #13 Midlands and we held #15 Union scoreless yesterday. We competed well especially on the defensive side of the ball against some quality opponents. Once we figure out how to finish, we will be a formidable team.”
The Foresters move to 1-1-2 on the year. They have a break until Friday when they head to Lawrence Tech for the Blue Devil Tournament where they will face Holy Cross College at 2:00 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 274 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.