Michael Luster Nets Game-Winner In Upset Win

Michael Luster scored the game-winning goal to help the Eagles upset Mary Hardin-Baylor 3-2.

University of the Ozarks 3, No. 13 Mary Hardin-Baylor 2
Records: University of the Ozarks (1-6-1, 1-3-0 ASC), Mary Hardin-Baylor (6-3-0, 2-1-0 ASC)
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
Clarksville, Ark. | Clarksville High School Soccer Field

Michael Luster had a match to remember Saturday as the senior from Lewisville, Texas, headed in the game-winning goal in the 88th minute to help the Eagles pull out a 3-2 upset win against No. 13 Mary Hardin-Baylor. Luster's goal sent the Eagles' bench into a frenzy and capped a hard-fought match in rainy conditions. Luster had a beautiful goal in the 40th minute ripping a shot past goalkeeper Travis Aday with his left foot. Alex Ross received the assist. The Crusaders scored back-to-back goals within a ten-minute span to take the advantage, but the Eagles never lost fight in the second half. Bradley Rice scored the equalizer on a header off a set piece from Thomas Ross. Luster then posted the game-winner in traffic on a perfect pass from Alex Ross. The Eagles edged the Crusaders in shots (11-10), but both teams had equal shots on frame with eight.

39:16 - Michael Luster (Thomas Ross) - Hit left-footed; great pass from Thomas Ross
54:54 - Patrick Roach (Seth Neveloff) - In the box; hit left-footed
63:48 - Patrick Roach (unassisted) - Penalty Kick
72:56 - Bradley Rice (Thomas Ross) - Header off set piece
87:09 - Michael Luster (Alex Ross) - Header off perfect pass from Alex Ross

Senior Michael Luster scored two goals, including the game-winner on a header in traffic in the 88th minute.

Logan Valestin, Jax Robinson, Richard Souffrant, Thomas Ross, Michael Luster, Miguel Reyes, Drew Mott, Alex Ross, Truman Hensley, Bradley Rice, Spence Jean Baptiste

Sean Garcia, Bryce Young

The Eagles will travel to Abilene, Texas, to face Hardin-Simmons September 27.