Foresters fall to Siena Heights in double OT

The Huntington University men’s soccer team lost a double-overtime showdown with host Siena Heights University, falling 4-3, on Saturday, Sept. 16.

A quiet first half, in which the Foresters’ Noah Fleming scored the frame’s lone goal, gave way to a frenzied second. After Jake Erlandson scored on a header in the 50th minute off a free kick by Matheus Louzada to give Huntington a 2-0 lead, Siena Heights roared to life. Starting at the 57:53 mark, the Saints proceeded to score three goals in the ensuing four minutes to seize the lead, 3-2. Rahbar Khan tallied the hosts’ first goal, then assisted on the following two, which were notched by Brent Rodden and Enoch Tsibu-Beckson.

Despite the dramatic turn of events, the Foresters maintained their composure and netted the equalizing goal in the 87th minute. It was a repeat of the team’s previous goal, with Erlandson scoring once again off a Louzada free kick.

The 3-3 deadlock persisted through the remainder of regulation and the first overtime period. The second bonus frame, though, saw Justin Gray net the game-winning goal for Siena Heights in the 111th minute.

Huntington, 3-2-2, logged 24 shots for the game, with 14 coming on goal. Miguel de Sousa produced four of those shots on frame, which led the team.

Troy Hurtis went the distance in goal for the Foresters, making one stop while allowing the four scores to take the loss.