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Sebastián Driussi scores a team-high fourth goal of the season and Austin beats the Dynamo 1-0

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Sebastián Driussi scores a team-high fourth goal of the season and Austin beats the Dynamo 1-0
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Sebastián Driussi scores a team-high fourth goal of the season and Austin beats the Dynamo 1-0

2024-05-16 11:38 Last Updated At:11:50

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi scored in the 87th minute, Brad Stuver recorded his fourth clean sheet and Austin beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Wednesday night for its second series victory this season.

Austin (5-4-4) secured its fourth consecutive home victory and its fifth clean sheet of the season.

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Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark (12) block a shot on goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sebastián Driussi scored in the 87th minute, Brad Stuver recorded his fourth clean sheet and Austin beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Wednesday night for its second series victory this season.

Houston Dynamo defender Erik Sviatchenko (28) and Austin FC forward Diego Rubio, right, chase a pass during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo defender Erik Sviatchenko (28) and Austin FC forward Diego Rubio, right, chase a pass during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira, bottom, is tripped up by Austin FC defender Leo Vaisanen (15) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira, bottom, is tripped up by Austin FC defender Leo Vaisanen (15) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, center, lunges to block a shot during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, center, lunges to block a shot during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward CJ Fodrey (19) heads the ball over Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey (25) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward CJ Fodrey (19) heads the ball over Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey (25) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward Jon Gallagher (17) and Houston Dynamo forward Ibrahim Aliyu, right, chase a pass during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward Jon Gallagher (17) and Houston Dynamo forward Ibrahim Aliyu, right, chase a pass during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC midfielder Owen Wolff, left, and Houston Dynamo forward Tate Schmitt , right, compete for control of the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC midfielder Owen Wolff, left, and Houston Dynamo forward Tate Schmitt , right, compete for control of the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, left, lunges to block a shot during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, left, lunges to block a shot during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey (25) heads the ball past Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira (6) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey (25) heads the ball past Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira (6) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward Sebastián Driussi (10) celebrates a goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward Sebastián Driussi (10) celebrates a goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston (5-5-2) has just one win in its last five games, a stretch that includes a three-game winless skid.

Austin had two shots hit off the frame in the opening 20 minutes when Diego Rubio's shot went off the crossbar and Alex Ring's shot bounced off the post.

Driussi scored his team-high fourth goal of the season when he cleaned up a loose ball following a corner kick.

The announced attendance of 20,738 marked the 60th consecutive MLS home sellout for Austin, extending the league’s longest active streak.

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Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark (12) block a shot on goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark (12) block a shot on goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo defender Erik Sviatchenko (28) and Austin FC forward Diego Rubio, right, chase a pass during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo defender Erik Sviatchenko (28) and Austin FC forward Diego Rubio, right, chase a pass during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira, bottom, is tripped up by Austin FC defender Leo Vaisanen (15) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira, bottom, is tripped up by Austin FC defender Leo Vaisanen (15) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, center, lunges to block a shot during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, center, lunges to block a shot during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward CJ Fodrey (19) heads the ball over Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey (25) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward CJ Fodrey (19) heads the ball over Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey (25) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward Jon Gallagher (17) and Houston Dynamo forward Ibrahim Aliyu, right, chase a pass during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward Jon Gallagher (17) and Houston Dynamo forward Ibrahim Aliyu, right, chase a pass during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC midfielder Owen Wolff, left, and Houston Dynamo forward Tate Schmitt , right, compete for control of the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC midfielder Owen Wolff, left, and Houston Dynamo forward Tate Schmitt , right, compete for control of the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, left, lunges to block a shot during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark, left, lunges to block a shot during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Austin FC, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey (25) heads the ball past Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira (6) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Houston Dynamo midfielder Griffin Dorsey (25) heads the ball past Austin FC midfielder Daniel Pereira (6) during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward Sebastián Driussi (10) celebrates a goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Austin FC forward Sebastián Driussi (10) celebrates a goal against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man and two police officers rescued a baby moose from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock.

Spencer Warren, who works for the outdoor tourism company Destination Alaska Adventure Co., had arrived at work about 6:30 a.m. Friday to prepare a floatplane for the day's trip when he heard what he thought was an odd-sounding bird.

He quickly spotted the moose calf stuck between the floats of the plane and the dock at Beluga Lake in Homer, a Kenai Peninsula community about 220 miles (350 kilometers) south of Anchorage. The floats replace the wheels on a plane, allowing it to take off and land on water.

He immediately thought, “Oh, man, where is mama? I know she's nearby," before spotting the worried mother about 4 feet (1.2 meters) away with another calf. Mother moose can be dangerously protective of their calves — a photographer was killed by a mama moose protecting her young just last month in Homer.

The baby moose tried to get out of the lake, but couldn't get its footing on the top of the metal float with its hooves. Its wary mother was keeping Warren, the would-be rescuer, from getting too close as it struggled.

“It's like an ice rink for the moose and its hooves,” Warren said of Friday's rescue. “So he just kept slipping and slipping and could not get up.”

Warren checked in with his boss, who called Homer police.

One officer eventually positioned his police cruiser between the mama moose and the floatplane to allow another officer and Warren to rescue the calf, Homer Police Lt. Ryan Browning told The Associated Press.

The calf had one leg outstretched across the top of the plane's float, where it was stuck.

“You know, kind of thankfully, he wasn’t moving so that it made the rescue a little bit easier," Warren said. “We just lifted him straight out and, put him on the dock there.”

The exhausted calf splayed out on the boardwalk until an officer helped it stand. The calf reunited with its mother and she licked the water off its body — all of it caught on camera by Warren.

“Anytime you can rescue a little critter, it always makes you feel good," Browning said.

In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, a moose licks her baby calf after it was rescued from being trapped between a dock and floatplane, in Beluga Lake Friday, June 14, 2024, in Homer, Alaska. Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, arrived early Friday morning to prepare a floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped by a dock. Warren and two police officers rescued the calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)

In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, a moose licks her baby calf after it was rescued from being trapped between a dock and floatplane, in Beluga Lake Friday, June 14, 2024, in Homer, Alaska. Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, arrived early Friday morning to prepare a floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped by a dock. Warren and two police officers rescued the calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)

In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, he arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, to prepare the floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Warren and two police officers rescued the baby calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)

In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, he arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, to prepare the floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Warren and two police officers rescued the baby calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)

In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, he arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, to prepare the floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Warren and two police officers rescued the baby calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)

In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, he arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, to prepare the floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Warren and two police officers rescued the baby calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)

In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, he arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, to prepare the floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Warren and two police officers rescued the baby calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)

In this image taken from video provided by Spencer Warren, who works for a wilderness guiding service, he arrived about 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, to prepare the floatplane for a client’s trip when he discovered the calf trapped in Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Warren and two police officers rescued the baby calf from what police described as “a sure demise” after it fell into a lake and got stuck in a narrow space between a floatplane and a dock. (Spencer Warren via AP)

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