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WOMEN’S TENNIS

September 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s tennis squad was one of nine teams represented at the 2017 ITA Regional Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University over the weekend. The competition featured some of the best talent in the Midwest.

A pair of rookies highlighted the weekend for Huntington. Freshmen Lanae Singleton and Lisa Colling teamed up to win the doubles consolation bracket with a convincing 8-1 win over Spring Arbor’s Monika Wynne and Barbara Haikal.

Their journey also included wins over two different pairs of Taylor teams and a victory over teammates Allison Smith and Erin Van Kampen with their only loss, a 9-7 decision, coming to Marian in the opening round.

In other doubles action, the 8th-seeded duo of Constanze Golz and Meg Dolde made it to the Elite Eight with two 8-3 wins over conference foes Grace and Marian before falling to Marian.

Golz also had a strong showing in singles action by coming up one match short of advancing to the Elite Eight. The Germany native defeated Jenna Jackson (Grace) 6-4, 6-0 in the opening round as well as Frederique Span (UNOH) 6-1, 6-2 in the Round of 32 before falling to UNOH’s Camila Puente 6-3, 6-3.

The Foresters (6-1) jump back into league play on Tuesday by hosting Indiana Wesleyan at 4:00 p.m.

SINGLES RECAP
Constanze Golz: (2-1)
Round of 64 – Defeated Jenna Jackson (GrC) 6-4, 6-0
Round of 32 – Defeated Frederique Span (UNOH) 6-1-6-2
Round of 16 – Lost to Camila Puente (UNOH) 3-6, 3-6

Meg Dolde: (1-1)
Round of 64 – Defeated Molly Pile (TU) 6-1, 6-1
Round of 32 – Lost to Naa Ancrah (UNOH) 6-0, 4-6, 4-10

Lanae Singleton: (1-1)
Round of 64 – Defeated Brianna Vanravenswaay (SAU) 6-1, 6-3
Round of 32 – Lost to Alex Mella (IWU) 0-6, 1-6

Charlotte Seth: (1-1)
Round of 64 – Defeated Hannah Dodd (IT) 6-0, 6-0
Round of 32 – Lost to Maria Jimenez (IT) 0-6, 6-7 (4-7)

Anastasiia Evstifeeva: (1-1)
Round of 64 – Defeated Makenzie Quinn (IUK) 6-0, 6-0
Round of 32 – Lost to Emily Mast (GrC) 0-6, 0-6

Lisa Colling: (1-1)
Round of 64 – Defeated Shelby Robbins (TU) 6-0, 6-0
Round of 32 – Lost to Valeriya Kolegova (UNOH) 2-6, 1-6

Allison Smith: (1-2)
Round of 64 – Lost to Maria Lueken (MU) 6-1, 6-0
Consolation Rd. 1 – Defeated Erin Van Kampen (HU) 6-2, 6-1
Consolation Rd. 2 – Lost to Monika Wynne (SAU) 0-6, 1-6

Erin Van Kampen: (0-2)
Round of 64 – Lost to Sydney Wagoner (TU) 4-6, 5-7
Consolation Rd. 1 – Lost to Allison Smith (HU) 2-6, 1-6

DOUBLES RECAP
Golz/Dolde: (2-1)
Round of 32 – Defeated Briana Diehl/Shelby Bankson (GrC) 8-3
Round of 16 – Defeated Maria Lueken/Anne Taylor (MU) 8-3
Round of 8 – Lost to Alex Mella/Lizzie Bauss (IWU) 3-8

Seth/Evstifeeva: (1-1)
Round of 32 – Defeated Annika Zeilstra/Corinne Hoffman (TU) 8-5
Round of 16 – Lost to Olivia Reed/Thewuni Devanraja (IWU) 0-8

Singleton/Colling: (4-1)
Round of 32 – Lost to Elise Betscher/Maria Sunga (MU) 7-9
Consolation Rd. 1 – Defeated Smith/Van Kampen (HU) 8-2
Consolation Rd. 2 – Defeated Shelby Robins/Molly Pile (TU) 8-2
Consolation Rd. 3 – Defeated Courtney Clark/Taelor Grose (TU) 8-3
Consolation Finals – Defeated Monika Wynne/Barbara Haikal (SAU) 8-1

Smith/Van Kampen: (0-2)
Round of 32 – Lost to Marissa Klein/Becky Scurt (IWU) 1-8
Consolation Rd. 1 – Lost to Singleton/Collings (HU) 2-8

VOLLEYBALL

September 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss (-17, -21, -20) Friday night to the Lancers of Grace College to drop to 8-8 overall, 3-3 in league play.

While the Foresters finished within two kills of their hosts, committed two less service errors and matched the Lancers in blocking, GC’s offensive efficiency was the glaring difference between the two teams. Grace committed just 11 attacking errors to post a .229 hitting percentage to HU’s .039.

Offense was by committee for the Foresters. Josie Beaver finished with eight kills while Haley Longley added seven kills to go along with a team-high .316 hitting percentage. Danielle Gurwell also registered seven kills and Brandy Michie collected six.

“I was really happy with Haley’s focus and aggressiveness tonight,” said Coach Shondell. “She has the pieces to be one of the best right sides in our league and tonight was a great step toward that.”

Defensively, Gurwell posted two blocks. Kate Cobb and Ariene Butler anchored the backcourt with 17 and 13 digs respectively.

“All in all, we’re looking at a long season still ahead of us,” Shondell said. “We can take a few bumps here and there so long as it strengthens us down the road when it matters most.”

Huntington is back in action on Wednesday when they host Bethel at 7:00 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY

September 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on CROSS COUNTRY Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was a preview of what’s to come as the Forester cross country teams went up against seven of their league foes at the Marian University Invitational on the course they’ll be competing on for the Crossroads League Championships next month.

In the men’s 8K, the Foresters claimed 6th out of eight teams with 144 points. Elijah Chesterman and Kevin Mosier paced HU with Chesterman finishing .06 seconds ahead of his teammate. The rookie posted a 28:21.05 for 15th place out of 87 runners while Mosier clocked in at 28:21.11 for 17th place.

Nick Childs ran to a 24th place finish in 28:47.15 while Codi Wiersema turned in a 29:52.74 for 42nd place. Elston Jones rounded out Huntington’s scoring with a 46th place finish in 30:28.94.

Other runners for HU included Adren Gentie (50th, 30:57.84) and Zach McIntyre (54th, 32:25.29).

All five of Taylor’s runners finished in the top 10 to best the eight-team field with 26 points followed by IWU (42), Goshen (111), Grace (122), Marian (140), HU (144), Bethel (171) and Spring Arbor (213).

On the women’s side, Coach Miller’s squad finished 8th with 236 points. Leading the way for HU was Kelsey Graber. The senior harrier crossed the line 38th out of 93 runners by posting a time of 21:51.90.

Rachael Smelser (22:37.60) and Erin Manchess (22:57.85) finished 47th and 48th respectively with Bianca Tisdale taking 50th in 24:04.81. MacKenzie Bobeck turned in a 26:13.34 for 53rd place and Amanda Fielding came in one place later in 26:38.90.

Just like the men’s team, Taylor’s top five runners finished in the top 10 to claim to the women’s title with 23 points followed by Marian (63), IWU (75), Spring Arbor (86), Goshen (149), Bethel (166), Grace (183) and HU (236).

The Foresters have a two-week break before competing in the Greater Louisville Invitational on September 30 at 10:00 a.m.

VOLLEYBALL

September 14, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU volleyball team ran up against one of the best teams in the nation in No. 20 Indiana Wesleyan University Wednesday night to suffer a 3-0 loss to the Wildcats at Platt Arena.

For IWU, it was their sixth sweep of the season as they improve to 10-3 overall, 4-1 in league play, while Huntington drops to 8-7 overall, 3-2 in conference action.

The Wildcats were clicking on all cylinders as they nearly doubled up their hosts in kills, 42-22, while hitting .211 as a team behind Kelly Miller’s 11 kills. Wesleyan also out-blocked Shondell’s crew 8-5 – a stat the Foresters aren’t accustomed to being on the short end of.

“We ran into a very talented team that played their best match of the season,” said Coach Shondell. “We had a hard time shutting anything down and were never able to get anything going offensively.”

Josie Beaver finished with seven kills to lead HU offensively while Lauren Cresse and Danielle Gurwell chipped in four kills apiece. Breanna Levings collected 11 assists.

Beaver also paced the Foresters defensively with two blocks. Kate Cobb posted a team-best 17 digs.

“The best part of our league is the short turnaround after nights like this,” said Shondell. “All we can do now is get ready for Grace.”

Huntington heads to Grace on Friday for a 7:00 p.m. matchup with the Lancers.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

September 14, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It took just over six minutes for the Huntington women’s soccer team to take control of Wednesday’s match against Manchester University. Matéa Knispel spearheaded the effort by scoring twice in the opening 20 minutes on the way to HU’s 5-0 road win over the Spartans.

The junior midfielder’s pair of goals sandwiched an own goal for the early 3-0 lead that was never challenged. Knispel has scored four goals this season pushing her career total to 11.

The rest of Huntington’s goals also occurred in the first half with Brandi Spear scoring on a breakaway at the 38:56 mark and Nicole Pennington sneaking in behind the defense for her first collegiate goal, an easy tap-in, just before halftime.

The victory is HU’s third straight over Manchester. The win is also Huntington’s second straight shutout with Paige Coolman logging both clean sheets in goal. The senior keeper finished with three saves.

Huntington finished with a season-high 39 shots, 14 on frame, to MU’s 11.

“Tonight was a good opportunity for us to work on connecting and finishing the job once we transitioned to the attacking third,” said Coach Burge. “The ladies have been working at creating opportunities and tonight that paid off.”

The Foresters (2-3-1) return to the friendly confines of King Stadium on Friday to host the University of St. Francis (IL) at 4:00 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER

September 14, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s soccer team needed an extra five minutes to outlast Manchester University 2-1 Wednesday afternoon at Platt Arena. The Foresters have grown accustomed to overtime contests as three of their last four outings have gone into OT. Huntington is now 1-0-2 in matches that have extended beyond regulation.

Junior Matheus Louzada came up with the game-winner, the fourth of his career, just over five minutes into the first overtime when he came across the 18 on a pass from Noah Stanford to blast a shot into the corner sending HU fans into a frenzy.

Over the last decade, the Foresters have held the upper hand in the friendly non-conference rivalry with the Spartans (3-2) by logging seven wins against three draws and no losses.

Despite posting just three shots to HU’s nine in the first half, Manchester struck first for the early 1-0 advantage. Their goal came in the 17th minute and held until just before halftime when Louzada slotted a ball to Miguel de Sousa for the easy tap-in.

It was a much-needed boost for the Foresters to swing momentum their way with the pay-off finally coming in overtime.

“I thought tonight was a gritty performance on our part,” said Coach Lawson. “We controlled large portions of the game and created some fantastic opportunities. It just took a little extra time tonight to find that game-winner.

“Manchester is a much-improved team from last year. They are well organized and well coached.”

Huntington outshot the Spartans 18-7 with 11 of those 18 shots on frame.

With this win, the Foresters improve to 3-1-2. They hit the road on Saturday to take on Siena Heights at 3:00 p.m.

HU receives 8th consecutive NAIA Five Star Award

September 13, 2017 Sports Comments Off on HU receives 8th consecutive NAIA Five Star Award Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

For the eighth consecutive year, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Huntington University has been named a recipient of the Champions of Character Five Star Award for the 2016-17 school year.

One of 183 institutions, HU received the award based on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in each of the following categories: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. The Foresters also earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and minimal ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.

Institutions are measured using the NAIA Scorecard and is based on the NAIA’s flagship program Champions of Character, which emphasizes the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. To receive this award, institutions must score at least 60 out of 100 possible points. HU earned 88 of the possible 100 points to be one of 76 schools named to the silver level.

Conferences with at least 60% of their members earning Five Star recognition are designated as Champions of Character Five Star Conferences. Nine of the ten Crossroads League institutions received this award and as such, the Crossroads League has been named a Champions of Character Five Star Conference for the sixth straight year.

VOLLEYBALL

September 13, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Huntington University senior Kate Cobb earned this week’s Crossroads League Defender of the Week honors as announced earlier this morning.

Last week Cobb averaged 5.2 digs per set to help guide the Foresters to a pair of conference wins. The Elkhart native posted a pair of 20-dig matches including a 22-dig effort in HU’s 3-1 win over Saint Francis.

The 5-5 defensive specialist is one of the best in the business as she currently ranks 11th in the NAIA in total digs (266) and 36th in digs per set (5.12). To date, Cobb has 2,059 digs as just the second Forester in program history to go over the 2,000-plateau.

The Foresters are currently 8-6 overall, 3-1 in Crossroads League play for a share of 2nd place in the standings.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

September 13, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s tennis team (6-1) extended its win streak to five with a convincing 7-2 decision over Taylor University Tuesday afternoon at Meier Tennis Courts. The Foresters entered today’s contest tied with the Trojans in the league standings but left in a three-way tie for second place with a league record of 4-1 while TU (4-2, 3-2) dropped into a tie for fifth.

The Foresters earned all three points in doubles action before claiming four wins in singles play with the only two losses decided in three-set thrillers at the No. 1 and No. 5 spots.

Huntington heads to Grand Rapids on Thursday for ITA Regionals slated for Thursday-Saturday.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Molly Fletchall (TU) def. Constanze Golz (HU) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2)
#2 – Meg Dolde (HU) def. Alexa Kling (TU) 6-3, 6-4
#3 – Lanae Singleton (HU) def. Taelor Grose (TU) 6-4, 6-1
#4 – Charlotte Seth (HU) def. Mikayla Schultz (TU) 6-4, 6-0
#5 – Katelyn Gray (TU) def. Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
#6 – Lisa Colling (HU) def. Milly Pile (TU) 6-3, 6-4

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Golz/Dolde (HU) def. Fletchall/Schultz (TU) 8-2
#2 – Singleton/Colling (HU) def. Grose/Courtney Clark (TU) 8-6
#3 – Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) def. Annika Zeilstra/Corinne Hoffman (TU) 8-2

MEN’S TENNIS

September 13, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

UPLAND, Ind. – The HU men’s tennis team played some of its best tennis of the year Tuesday afternoon at Meier Courts to enjoy a 6-3 road win over the Trojans of Taylor University (2-4, 2-3).

With this win, the Foresters improve to 5-2 overall, 4-1 in league play. Huntington, riding a four-game win streak, is currently tied for third in the conference standings with Marian.

Two of Taylor’s victories came in singles action with their win in doubles proving to be first Crossroads League loss at the No. 3 spot for the Foresters.

Coach Eckert’s crew heads up north for the weekend to compete in the ITA National Qualifier slated to start on Thursday.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Christen Jacquottet (TU) 6-2, 6-3
#2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Salvador Lo Cascio (TU) 6-2, 6-0
#3 – Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Andre Danelli (TU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
#4 – Jake Herbruck (TU) def. Mariano Echevarria (HU) 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
#5 – Stephen All (TU) def. Brody Worl (HU) 7-5, 6-2
#6 – Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Alex Jung (TU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Poncio/Echevarria (HU) def. Jung/Herbruck 8-3
#2 – Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Danelli/Jacquottet (TU) 8-5
#3 – Lo Cascio/Jacob Scott (TU) def. Buttermore/Shelton (HU) 8-1

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SMALL GROUPS || TITLES & TOPICS

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: …

BLOOD DRIVE — SEPTEMBER 20th

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.

ONE ISLAND — TWO SPRING BREAK TRIPS

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

If you missed the informational meeting last night but would like additional information on spring break opportunities, please contact Andrew Cherry (cherrya@huntington.edu) in the Campus Ministries Office in Livingston Hall.

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December LSAT registration reminder!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Kate Brown

This is just a friendly reminder that, if you plan on taking the December LSAT (December 2, 2017), the deadline for registration is October 18, 2017. For more information, please see: https://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/test-dates-deadlines/2017-2018/us-canada-dec –The History and Political Science Department

Police Safety Tips

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Chief Justin Faw

This weeks Police Safety Tip is about parking. Please adhere to the parking guidelines in the Student Handbook. The Motor Vehicle and Parking Policy can be found starting on page 173 of the handbook. Also, remember to park your car facing the correct direction if parking on the street. You …

Forester Pep Band Needs YOU!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: HU Music Dept.

Foresters Pep Band Needs YOU~ Come and be part of the Foresters Pep Band. If you are looking for a reason to play your instrument that you have lying around since high school, come join the pep band! The first rehearsal will be this Thursday, September 21st at 5:30 in …

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Between Earth and Sky Art Reception

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Jeanie Miller

The “Between Earth and Sky” art exhibition is open for your enjoyment in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery located in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. “Between Earth and Sky” is a sculpture mixed media exhibition of recent works by Merrill Krabill. The exhibition will be open until October 12th. …

Commuter Pizza Lunch Today!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Jeniece Regan

We’re having our pizza party again! It will be held today, in Loew-Brenn 134 from noon until 1:30pm or when the pizza is gone. This time we are having pizza (there will be gluten free options) and ice cream. There will also be special guests present, such as Dr. Sherilyn …

Education Department Announcements

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Beth West

Student Teaching Orientation Registration Meeting: If you plan to student teach next academic year (fall 2018 or spring 2019), you must attend the student teacher orientation meeting TODAY, September 20, in the upstairs banquet room (C) of the dining commons. Two sessions will be offered – session 1 at 11:30 …

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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. …

December LSAT registration reminder!

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Kate Brown

This is just a friendly reminder that, if you plan on taking the December LSAT (December 2, 2017), the deadline for registration is October 18, 2017. For more information, please see: https://www.lsac.org/jd/lsat/test-dates-deadlines/2017-2018/us-canada-dec –The History and Political Science Department

Alpha Chi Induction

19 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. …

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Auditions for ALL MY SONS next Monday, September 25 – open to all HU students

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

HU’s next exciting production is the classic drama “All My Sons” written by the great American playwright, Arthur Miller. Auditions for the play are on Monday, September 25th at 8:30PM. This production will be directed by guest director, Adam Sahli. Auditions are open to all HU students. Please stop by …

Elective Chapel Credit for attending The Christians

20 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

DOPE states Dr. Alexander after viewing rehearsals… “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. Elective chapel credit is being offered for attendance. Join the conversation and further exploration of themes presented in the play …

Ushers Needed

19 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Theater Department

Do you want to see The Christians for FREE? You have to opportunity to usher and watch the show at no charge! **Please be aware that we would need you to come in 45 minutes before the show starts. You would need to wear a white top and black dress …