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HUMS scores early on the way to a 3-1 win

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Less than five minutes in, the Huntington men’s soccer team (1-1) scored on an own goal to take what proved to be a lead that would stick on their way to a 3-1 decision over the visiting Rochester College Warriors (1-6). The win marks HU’s third consecutive win over RC during which they have outscored the Warriors 12-2.

The game was never in question as Brooks Smith, with his first collegiate goal, made it 2-0 when he buried one into the back of the net off after corralling a Bradey Gerke pass across the box in the 15th minute.

The Warriors finally got on the board at the 68:27 mark to pull within one but Matheus Louzada put the finishing touches on the game after Luke Unger pounced on a keeper spill and found him for the easy tap in.

HU finished with 24 shots, eight on frame, to their visitors’ eight. Brad Buzzard collected two saves for the win in goal.

“Getting the first win of the season is always a positive,” noted Coach Lawson. “Even though we weren’t on our best tonight, there were large segments that we dominated possession and scoring chances.

“I thought Brooks, Bradey and Luke were very good for us tonight setting the tone out wide.”

Huntington will play under the lights at Indiana Tech on September 3 at 7:00 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.