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HUMS suffers 2-1 loss in OT to Goshen

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GOSHEN, Ind. – Playing under the lights at the John Ingold Athletic Complex, the Maple Leafs of Goshen College (3-5-3, 1-2) needed an extra period to slip past the HU men’s soccer team 2-1 Saturday night in an physical Crossroads League battle that didn’t disappoint.

It was a mix of emotion for both teams. Goshen scored midway through the first half to enjoy a 1-0 advantage and momentum that stuck until late in the game. But with just over five minutes remaining, Travis Hurtis knocked in his first collegiate goal on an assist from Luke Unger to draw things even.
 
Less than thirty seconds later, HU was celebrating a go ahead goal when the linesman pulled it back for offsides. The Foresters went from elated to deflated while it was just the opposite for the hosts as the end of regulation came and went with things knotted up at 1-1 to send the game to OT.

It would remain that way until TJ White struck for the game-winner just over six minutes into the extra period to send the GC bench and fans into a frenzy. White proved to be the thorn in HU’s side as he also scored the Maple Leafs first goal in the 25th minute.

Huntington posted 15 shots, eight on frame, to Goshen’s 11, four of which were on target. Brad Buzzard took the loss in net for HU. He finished with two saves while Johan Escalante collected the win in goal for Goshen with six saves.

“Heart-breaking defeats are never easy especially after the boys displayed a quality and spirit that deserved a better result,” said Coach Russ Lawson. “Goshen is a vastly improved team but the way we came out in the second half was encouraging and something that will propel us forward.

“I’m proud of the boys for their fight and contagious spirit!”

 HU (4-6-1, 2-1) returns to King Stadium on Wednesday to host Spring Arbor University 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.