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Men's Soccer gets OT victory at Augsburg

Liam Doyle photo
Liam Doyle photo

Nothing has come easy this season for Tommie Men's Soccer. But Coach Jon Lowery and his team are breathing a sigh of relief after a clutch play in overtime by junior midfielder Halvor Houg.

Playing into overtime for the sixth time in seven games, St. Thomas ended a rare six-game winless streak with Saturday night's 2-1 road overtime defeat of No. 23-ranked Augsburg.

The Tommies (2-3-3 overall, 1-1 MIAC) were 0-2-3 in overtimes games in September before pulling out Saturday's latest nailbiter.

Houg scored 1:17 into the first sudden-death session -- his fifth game-winning goal in the last two seasons. Jack Barry recorded the assist. The Toms are 8-0-1 in games on Houg's career when he scores a goal.

Troy Louwagie played the final 9:43 in goal to get the victory. Earlier, Jonathan Acevedo scored in the 22nd minute, assisted by George Marty.

The Auggies (4-3-1, 0-2) tied the game on a goal in the 78th minute. St. Thomas had a 17-7 edge in shots (7-2 in shots on goal) and 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.

The Tommies are home next Saturday to play St. Olaf.