HU bootwomen end season with 2OT loss

The Huntington University women's soccer team gave the nation's seventh-ranked Cougars of Spring Arbor University all they could handle before Brooklyn Morgan scored the game-winner with 10 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift her team, 2-1, past the Foresters in semifinal action of the Crossroad League tournament on Saturday, Nov. 2.

With the win, top-seeded SAU advances to the championship game to face Taylor University.

The Foresters didn't let Morgan's first goal, scored within the opening six minutes of play, detract them from staying focused defensively against the nation's seventh-ranked team in total goals scored at 63. The Cougars managed 31 shots on the night, 21 of which were on goal, but Huntington locked down defensively to hold their hosts scoreless through the rest of regulation.

On the other end of the field, Kaitlyn Dreman finally cracked the Cougars' defense in the 73rd minute when she lofted a ball over the keeper on an assist from Courtney Baker to knot things up at 1-1 and send the game to overtime.

Spring Arbor's offense was active through both overtimes, logging a total of nine shots while holding Huntington shotless. The pressure finally paid off in the waning seconds of the second extra period when Morgan found back netting to send the Foresters home empty-handed.

Caitlin Adams took the loss in goal despite finishing with 19 saves.

The Foresters finish the season at 6-13.