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HUMS steals 3-2 road win over #RV MVNU in 2OT

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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – It took two extra periods for the Forester men’s soccer team to hand the #RV Cougars of Mount Vernon Nazarene University their third loss of the year, a 3-2 decision, Saturday night at Mount Vernon High School.

The HU victory snapped MVNU’s three-game win streak and catapulted Coach Lawson’s crew into third place in the league standings along with Mount Vernon and Marian. The win also marks Huntington’s second upset this year over a nationally ranked team with the first a 1-0 decision over IWU, ranked 16th at the time, back on September 24.

Most impressive about Saturday’s win was Huntington’s resiliency after finding themselves down 2-0 with ten minutes remaining in regulation. After a quiet first half that came and went without a score, the Cougars (10-3-1, 3-2) struck twice within an eight-minute span to start the second half for what seemed a comfortable lead. But MVNU learned firsthand that you can never count out the Foresters. Guilherme Lins Souza started the comeback by ripping a shot upper 90 on a pass from Matheus Louzada in the 81st minute to draw his team within one of their hosts.

It was the Isaac Wust show after that. Less than five minutes later on a restart, Wust, on a pass from Lins Souza, scored on a deflection to send the game to OT where he logged the game-winner four minutes into the second overtime on a pair of passes from Lins Souza and Luke Unger.

For Wust, it marked his second game-winning goal of the season and fifth of his career. Lins Souza’s stats on the night were just as impressive. The sophomore midfielder finished with a goal and two assists to match Wust’s point total of four.

Brad Buzzard finished with seven saves to earn the win in net for HU.  

“This was a great fight by our boys from start to finish against a quality Mount Vernon side,” said Coach Russ Lawson. “We made some adjustments at halftime and then just kept pressing until we found a way to win. I’m very impressed with the boys.”

The Foresters (5-7-1, 3-2) travel to Grace on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. matchup with the Lancers.

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.