Lewis' goal in OT lifts HU past Marian

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2013-10-05
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - For the second time this season, the Forester men’s soccer team outlasted their opponent in overtime to seal a big win. Saturday night it was at the expense of Marian University as HU picked up a 2-1 OT road win to leap frog in front of the Knights in the conference standings.

It marks Huntington’s third consecutive contest that required at least one extra period as the Foresters ended in double overtime stalemates against conference foes Indiana Wesleyan and Goshen last week.

With this win, HU improves to 6-5-2 overall, 2-1-2 in league play.

The game-winner came just six minutes into OT when Horraine Lewis scored off a corner kick to send his team home with the win.

Neither team let the delayed start due to lightning squelch the intensity of the match. The night featured a combined 34 shots with Marian holding the slight edge, 18-16. The Knights enjoyed nine shots on frame to HU’s five but on this given night, the visitors made the most of their opportunities to snag the victory.

Scott Murray registered the game’s first goal in the fifth minute of action on a well-played combo. Isaac Wust laced a ball into the box where Murray beat his defender to the ball in an all-out sprint to bury it from six out.

Marian’s equalizer came just after halftime as the rest of regulation proved scoreless setting up Lewis’ stouthearted finish in OT.

Drew Mattingly registered the win in goal. He finished with eight saves.

“This was another gritty performance on the road tonight,” said Coach Lawson. “We made the plays when we needed to defensively to steal a quality win.”

The Foresters return to King Stadium on Wednesday to host Bethel at 4:00 p.m.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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.
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