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Quinn logs game-winner in 2OT

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UPLAND, Ind. - Ninety minutes wasn’t quite enough time as it took the HU women’s soccer team (8-7, 2-4) an extra 12 minutes to finally steal a 2-1 road win from Taylor University (7-7-1, 3-3) Tuesday night at Turner Stadium. The abrupt ending came less than two minutes into the second overtime when senior Bethany Quinn corralled a clearance from a corner kick with her chest and lofted a shot over the outstretched hands of the keeper for the game-winner.

Opportunistic sums up the Foresters’ play Tuesday night as all but the final score on the stat sheet would typically point to a Trojan win. Taylor controlled much of the game as reflected in their 25 shots to HU’s ten but at the end of the day, it was Coach Tillett’s crew who made the most of their chances to find back netting twice for their second conference win.

MaTéa Knispel was the first to capitalize on an early opportunity by ripping a shot just outside the 18 less than ten minutes into the game. The lead would stick well into the second half when the Foresters gave up an own goal in the 66th minute.

The 1-1 stalemate remained through regulation and the first OT before Quinn’s game-ending heroics. Autumn Demott tallied ten saves to notch the win in goal.

“The girls deserved a game like this,” said Coach Tillett. “We may not have been at our best all game but we kept fighting and finished the game!”

The Foresters hit the road again on Saturday for another game under the lights at Indiana Wesleyan 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 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.