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September 5, 2017 Sports

The Forester volleyball team opened up day two of the Columbia College Hampton Inn Invitational playing their third ranked opponent in less than 24 hours. While they came up on the short end of a five-set thriller, 25-13, 24-26, 22-25, 25-15, 15-9, to #8 Columbia, they once again made it clear they can compete with anyone.

Things didn’t start off that way; however, as the first set was a lopsided affair favoring the Cougars after which the Foresters bounced back to snag the next two sets before dropping the final two.

“Truthfully, I was really impressed with our ability to rally after the set one letdown to apply real pressure to Columbia,” said Coach Shondell. “We served them off the court for a few long stints, and that was crucial to pushing them to the limit.”

HU committed nearly half as many errors (6) as their hosts (11) while logging twice as many aces with Ariene Butler posting three of her team’s six.

Columbia relied on outside hitters, Peiyi Liu and Caroline Clifford, to carry the offensive load as the pair combined for 36 of their team’s 63 kills. Shondell’s crew, on the other hand, offered a balanced attack with five Foresters logging at least seven kills.

Josie Beaver and Tailor Schultheis highlighted the offense with ten kills apiece. The duo also got the job done at the net defensively by recording 2.5 and 1.5 blocks respectively.

Coach Shondell was pleased with their play. “Tailor was matched up with one of America’s best right sides and she still found ways to be successful. Josie was a steady and consistent leader for us and I’m always blown away by her persistence.”

After three tough matches, the Foresters ended the weekend on a high note by easily taking care of business against Friends University with a 3-0 sweep, 25-11, 25-12, 25-16.

It was a match where Coach Shondell’s crew trailed just twice, each time for just one possession, and every healthy Forester saw action to make for a quick team win.

“After a long weekend with the ups and downs we had, we easily could have come out flat in this match, but we were a machine,” said Shondell. “We got our middles involved early and that opened up things for our entire offense.”

The numbers say it all as the Foresters posted 35 kills at a hitting percentage of .281. Beaver and Brandy Michie each finished with nine kills on 31 combined attempts and just one hitting error. Haley Longley added five kills while Lauren Cresse posted four.

Mikayla Carpenter finished with three of her team’s 12 service aces. She also finished with a team-high 13 digs.

“On the whole, this was a spectacular weekend for Forester Volleyball,” noted Shondell. “While 1-3 isn’t the record we wanted to leave here with, we also leave here with the respect of some of the best teams in the country.”

Huntington (6-5) turns their attention back to conference play on Wednesday with a road trip to Taylor.

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21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

Dear HU Students: At Huntington University we are committed to helping each of our students grow in Christian spiritual vitality. Students are the best source for helping us to assess how we’re doing. I am writing to ask for your help in better understanding how you feel about Huntington University …


20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

INDICATE YOUR TOP 3 choices for small groups: Thursday after the Chapel service we will have selection papers with descriptions of each small group. Here’s a brief listing to get you thinking! REV. ARTHUR WILSON: Glory Days by Max Lucado DARYL SINGLETON: Becoming A Leader by Myles Munroe ANNA-KAY LEVY: …


20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

Huntington University will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Wednesday, September 20, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Habecker Dining Commons, upper level. Please consider donating to help areas that have been devastated by hurricanes in Texas and Florida.


FDN News: LIVE tonight!

21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Adam Widener

HU’s very own student-newscast airs its first episode tonight at 5! Tune in LIVE or check it out later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO5Enfretb0 Have a story idea you want us to cover? Email FDN News producer Bray Snyder at snyderb@huntington.edu.

Walk into My Future Event Needs Student Volunteers!

21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Tyanne Bailey

Friday, September 29th, HU will be flooded with Kindergarten & 1st graders for an event called “Walk into My Future”! They will be on campus from 10am-1pm and we could really use your help from 11:45-12:30! We need students willing to lead groups of about 15 students and their teacher …

Student Deals at Champs Academy!

21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Champs Academy

If you’re looking for a place off-campus to relieve some stress by working out or getting a massage, Champs Academy has just what you need! We have student packages ranging from $15-$25, which cover everything from an open gym membership to getting a special deal on massages from The Serenity …

Student Activities


21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: SGA

ACOC is TOMORROW! For those who don’t know what ACOC is, it is a retreat for students to rest and rejuvenate and connect with other students and faculty and staff members. Signs-ups are still happening in the DC today and tomorrow during lunch and dinner. We leave at 6 pm …

Rooted – First Episode of the semester

21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Forester Radio

Tomorrow #RootedThursdays starts up again! We are so excited for this episode! If you are an artist trying to figure out where to begin this is the episode for you! The episode will be airing on Forester Radio 105.5 if you are not in Huntington but still want to listen …

Forester Village/ Commuters Powderpuff

21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Michelle Kelsey

Ladies who would like to participate in powderpuff please come to our first practice TODAY (9/21) on the Quad at 7:00pm. We are also seeking coaches! Guys, we need your football expertise!! See you today!



21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: David E Alexander

Join us on Thursday, Sept 28th at 7pm in Zurcher for the first Forester Lecture of the year. The lecture “The Justice of Hell” will be delivered by Dr. James Bruce of John Brown University. For more information about our speaker go to: https://www.jbu.edu/majors/philosophy/faculty/?id=3739

The Christians opens tonight!

21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Another review is in! “Dope” states Dr. David Alexander, after viewing rehearsal. “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath runs September 21, 22 and 26 at 7:30PM and Sepember 23 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM in Zurcher auditorium. Please encourage your students to attend. Elective chapel credit is being offered for attendance. Join …

Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Alpha Chi

The following students have achieved the highest academic honor on campus of being elected to the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, and will each be introduced in an Induction Ceremony at 11:11 am on Friday, Sept. 22, in the Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. …



21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

SELECT your top 3 choices for Small Groups. We begin October 6. Return your sign-up sheet to Campus Ministries by Wednesday, September 27 @ 4:30 PM.

Student Rates for Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival This Weekend

21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Tina Bobilya, Huntington County Visitor Bureau

Show your student ID this weekend at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival for a discounted admission rate of only $1. The event is this weekend, September 23rd and 24 at Hier’s Park in Huntington (547 S Briant St, Huntington). Come out for your favorite festival foods like kettle …

Movie Ticket Giveaway

21 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Forester Radio

What you need to do: 1. Listen to Rooted @ 7 PM on Forester Radio 105.5 on the radio or on the Tunein app 2. Come to the HUB between 7:30-8:30PM find the Forester Radio team and show them you subscribed to Rooted on ITunes or Soundcloud for 2 tickets …