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November 6, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

A banged up Forester volleyball team headed into the Crossroads League Tournament as the 6th-seed and outlasted 3rd-seeded Grace in set one before dropping the next three to bring a close to their season with a 3-1 loss to the Lancers, 25-27, 25-18, 25-20, 25-15.

The loss is Huntington’s third to GC this season but as has been the case all season, Shondell’s crew didn’t go down without a fight.

“You had two teams that had no intentions of ending their season tonight,” said Shondell. “All you saw was a battle. We were down often in this match but never gave in. I am so incredibly proud of that.”

Freshman Brandy Michie had one of the best outings of her young career by leading the Foresters offensively with a career-tying 12 kills and .400 hitting percentage. Senior Josie Beaver added ten kills in the middle while Danielle Gurwell and Breanna Metz tallied eight and seven kills respectively. Janna Tacosik organized the offense with 38 assists.

Senior Mikayla Carpenter finished her Forester career by saving the best for last with a career-high 21 digs. Ariene Butler tallied eight digs while Emily Hubby registered seven.

“Brandy chose a pretty good time to have the match of her career,” said Shondell. “Grace is still scrambling to find ways to stop her.”

Shondell was also pleased with how his team rallied despite injury. “Given the recent injuries to Tailor and Kate, I was really pleased with Kate’s grit and Brea’s ability to step in there and go after it.”

HU wraps up the year with a record of 13-21 and HU’s skipper was quick to praise his seniors as he already looks forward to 2018-19.

“You can’t say a word about tonight’s effort without making it abundantly clear that the five seniors who played their final match tonight are worthy of every ounce of praise they receive and that they will undoubtedly serve as the foundation for what we are building her at Huntington.

“This was far from how we drew this match or this season up, but the picture we’ve got now looks awfully good for the future.”


November 6, 2017 Sports Comments Off on CROSS COUNTRY Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester cross country team wrapped up its season at the Crossroads League Championships hosted by Marian University Saturday afternoon at Northview Church in Carmel, Ind. The HU men took 7th while the women finished 10th.

As has been the case most of the season, Adrien Gentie paced the Huntington men with his 30th place finish in 27:41.6 for an average mile time of 5:35. Three Foresters finished within the next 20 seconds. Kevin Moser was one spot back at 31st in 27:44.5. Nick Childs was on his heels to claim 32nd in 27:46.7 while Elijah Chesterman took 39th by clocking in at 27:57.2.

Codi Wiersema rounded out HU’s scoring by turning in a season-best time of 28:36.4 for 51st place. Other runners for the Foresters included Kody Ahrens (58th, 29:01.5) and Zach McIntyre (63rd, 29:27.9).

Coach Miller’s crew finished tied for sixth with 183 points with the tiebreaker favoring the Lancers based on their 5th runner finishing ahead of HU’s 5th runner.

For the fifth time in six years, Indiana Wesleyan took home the title with 32 points followed by Taylor (37), Marian (81), Goshen (123), Mount Vernon (153), Grace (183), HU (183), Spring Arbor (206), Bethel (218) and Saint Francis (304).

Aspen Dirr led the Forester women by running to a 24th place finish out of 135 runners in 20:01.9 (6:28 pace). Bianca Tisdale came in next for HU by clocking in at 21:30.8 for 57th place. Only one spot separated Huntington’s final three runners with Rachael Smelser claiming 65th in 22:53.3, MacKenzie Bobeck finishing 67th in 23:48.9 and Erin Manchess taking 68th in 24:30.3.

Taylor ran away with the women’s title with 21 points followed by Indiana Wesleyan (65), Marian (86), Mount Vernon (135), Spring Arbor (136), Goshen (181), Saint Francis (198), Bethel (201), Grace (236) and HU (281).


November 6, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The 4th-seeded Forester women’s soccer team’s season came to an end Saturday night as they suffered a 7-0 loss to top-seeded Spring Arbor University at the Cougar Soccer Complex.

While the lopsided outcome was HU’s heftiest loss of the season, there is still plenty of reason to celebrate this team. The Foresters (10-8-2) advanced to the semis for the first time since 2013, tallied double-digit wins for the first time since 2012 and hosted a postseason match for the first time since 2010.

“Tonight certainly wasn’t the result we were hoping for but that doesn’t take away from the incredible work put in this season by this family,” said Coach Burge. “These ladies have worked day in and day out and it shows on the field and even more so off the field in the way they love each other, love the Lord and love those around us.”

The Cougars, the 2015 National Champs and 2016 National Runners-Up, made it abundantly clear that their No. 3 ranking is legitimate and are likely to make a deep run again in the national tournament as they raced out to a 3-0 advantage within the opening 20 minutes and never looked back on the way to their 18th win of the year and a spot in the finals of the Crossroads League Tournament.

The loss brings an end to HU’s season but Burge’s sentiments about her squad is clear. “I am one extremely blessed coach. We’re looking forward to building upon the momentum established this season but we will certainly miss this service-driven senior class! God no doubt has incredible plans for their futures.”


November 6, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It came down to penalty kicks Saturday afternoon to see who advanced to the finals of the Crossroads League Men’s Soccer Tournament with top-seeded Spring Arbor University converting all five of their PKs to survive and advance over 4th-seeded Huntington.

SAU keeper Isiah Handspike came up with a monster save on HU’s first PK attempt to give his team the upper hand right out of the gate as the Cougars calmly found back netting on all five of its attempts to Huntington’s three to earn their second straight trip to the CL championship match.

The 110 minutes prior to the shootout was a gutsy performance by Coach Lawson’s crew as they held the No. 21 team in the nation scoreless – a feat no other team has accomplished this year. The Cougars entered the day averaging nearly three goals per outing but the Foresters’ defense wouldn’t be cracked as the match ended in a 0-0 tie after a pair of extra periods.

While SAU advances to the finals, the match will go down in the record books as a tie which snaps the Cougars’ seven-match win streak over Huntington. Spring Arbor finished the afternoon outshooting HU 17-10 while also holding a 9-4 edge in corner kicks.

“I’m so proud of the boys’ performance today,” said Coach Lawson. “We played with an organization and clarity that allowed us to go toe-to-toe with a strong Spring Arbor team.

“Both sides had their moments and to hold SAU goalless for 110 minutes was a testament to how well we have been playing down the final stretch of the season.”

The Foresters haven’t given up a goal in the last 380 minutes of play as they wrap up the year holding their last four opponents scoreless.

Nevertheless, Coach Lawson and crew were far from ready for their season to end as they finish with an overall record of 10-4-5. “No one was ready to end this season and that’s what makes this so difficult. The relationships, adversity, development, sacrifice, next-man mentality and the leadership have all made this a special season.

“This group of men set a standard of playing this game with honor, maturity and class. We’re not perfect but the bar has been raised once again and that is exciting for the future of HUMS.”


November 6, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s basketball team didn’t have an answer for Connor Phee who poured in 40 points to propel Concordia University past their hosts 91-76 Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena. For the Cardinals it was their season opener while the Foresters drop to 0-2 on the year.

Phee, CU’s leading scorer last season, missed just four of his 22 shots, corralled ten rebounds and swatted six shots as a one-person wrecking ball. His support cast included Jalen Thompson with 15 points and Jerald Booker with 13 as HU struggled to contain the Cardinals’ high-octane offense that connected on over half its shots and scored over half its points in the paint.

The Foresters’ starting line-up accounted for all but ten of the team’s points with Konner Platt topping the list with 20. Tyler Arens added 14 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Zac Owens finished with 12 points and three steals while Mason Coverstone posted 11 points.

Senior point guard Mike Bush, HU’s final starter, was a point shy of a double double as he tossed in nine points while handing out a game-best 16 dimes to go along with a game- and career-high five steals.

The lead toggled back and forth five times through the opening nine minutes before the Cardinals took a permanent lead of 18-17 at the 10:46 mark. Their advantage stood at eight, 43-35, at halftime and remained in single digits for all but a handful of possessions in the second half until the final two minutes when CU enjoyed a ten-point spread of 84-74 that grew to 15 by the final buzzer.

HU committed just eight turnovers to Concordia’s 16 and while the visitors got the best of the boards 52-44, Huntington chased down 13 offensive boards to the tune of 13 points while limiting the Cardinals to six offensive rebounds for eight points.

Coach Platt’s crew is back in action on Tuesday when they host Lawrence Tech at 7:00 p.m.


November 6, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester women’s basketball team (1-1) topped Cornerstone University 71-66 on day one of the Crossroads League/WHAC Classic. HU will face their second WHAC opponent in Aquinas College tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at Platt Arena.

Tonight’s win was Huntington’s first of the year and made possible by their stingy defense. Culler’s squad gave up 66 points on 36.7 percent shooting. They limited their visitors to just 22 field goals with the other 19 points coming by way of the charity stripe.

Composure was also the key to HU’s success. A Sarah Fryman three-point play midway through the first quarter gave the Foresters a lead they would never give up. HU extended the lead to nine, 21-12, to open the second but the Golden Eagles rattled off the next eight points to close the gap to a single point before HU took a stand. Over the next seven minutes, Huntington gave up just five points to head into the locker room up 32-26.

After being strapped with foul trouble through the opening 20 minutes, Hailey Krewald came out guns a blazing to start the third. After a nifty assist to Brooke Saylor, the 5-7 sparkplug gave HU its first double-digit lead of the night with a ten-foot jumper at the 7:01 mark for a 41-30 advantage. She capped off the quarter by swiping a pair of steals for breakaway layups to increase the lead from six to ten.

The Golden Eagles didn’t go down without a fight as they trimmed the lead to two possessions on several occasions in the fourth but each time the Foresters answered.

Casey Morton found nothing but the bottom of the net on a long ball early in the quarter to squelch a CU run and five minutes later, Maddie Richer followed suit to deny Cornerstone any hopes of a heroic comeback. Fryman then connected on three of her four freebies in the final 15 seconds to close out the game for the five-point win.

Fryman was the only Forester to get to the line where she went 7-for-8 on her way to a game-tying 20 points. She also posted five rebounds, three assists and two steals for an all-around solid performance. Saylor recorded her first double double of the year with 12 points and a game-best 11 rebounds, five of the offensive variety.

Morton was a perfect 3-for-3 from long range in addition to scoring on a put back to finish with 11 points as HU’s third double-digit scorer. Sam Hammel handed out a game-high five dimes to go along with eight points.

As a team, HU finished 29-for-64 from the floor for 45.3 percent. They committed 14 turnovers to CU’s 17 but lost the battle of the boards 42-33.

Jesse Sheridan poured in 20 points for the Golden Eagles while Lizzy Otten tossed in 13 and Sydney Muller registered 11.

Sports Update

November 3, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Sports Update Posted By: Sandy Marion

Fri, Nov. 3 – W. Basketball Crossroads League/WHAC Classic vs Cornerstone @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – W. Basketball Crossroads League/WHAC Classic vs Aquinas @ 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – M. Basketball vs Concordia University  @ 3:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 4 – Cross Country @ Crossroads League Championships, Carmel, IN @ 10:30 AM

Sat, Nov. 4 – Volleyball, Crossroads League Tournament @ 5PM @ Grace

Sat, Nov. 4 – M. Soccer, Crossroads Semifinals @ Spring Arbor @ 2:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 4 – W. Soccer, Crossroads Semifinals @ Spring Arbor @ 5:00 P

Go Foresters!!

This Week in Sports

November 2, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion


Tues, Oct. 31– W. Basketball vs Olivet Nazarene University @ 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 1 – M. Basketball vs St. Xavier University (IL) @ 7:00 PM
Wed. Nov. 1 – W. Soccer vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (OH) @ 12:00 PM
Wed. Nov. 1 – M. Soccer vs Bethel College @ 3:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 3 – W. Basketball Crossroads League/WHAC Classic vs Cornerstone @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – W. Basketball Crossroads League/WHAC Classic vs Aquinas @ 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – M. Basketball vs Concordia University  @ 3:00 PM



Wed, Nov. 1 – Volleyball @ Bethel College @ 7:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 4 – Cross Country @ Crossroads League Championships, Carmel, IN @ 10:30 AM

Sat, Nov. 4 – Volleyball, Crossroads League Tournament TBD

Sat, Nov. 4 – M. Soccer, Crossroads Semifinals @ Spring Arbor @ 2:00 PM

Sat, Nov. 4 – W. Soccer, Crossroads Semifinals @ Spring Arbor @ 5:00 P

Go Foresters!!


November 2, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The 4th-seeded HU women’s soccer team is moving on to the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tournament compliments of junior Matéa Knispel’s golden goal 30 seconds into the second overtime of their quarterfinal matchup with 5th-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University Wednesday afternoon.

After playing to a 1-1 tie through regulation and the first OT, Knispel was quick to wrap things up with a blast far post less than a minute into the second extra period for her seventh game-winner of the year and a 2-1 win in quarterfinal action of the CL tourney.

The Foresters beat the Cougars in regular season 2-1 with HU’s first goal coming within the opening five minutes of play. It was a similar start today but Coach Burge’s crew needed just three minutes to take the lead when Brandi Spear rocketed a shot back netting at the 3:07 mark. The senior forward has 11 goals on the year.

It was quiet the rest of the half as both teams combined for just three shots. Mount Vernon came out of intermission firing on all cylinders to create several quality opportunities and their pressure finally paid off in the 66th minute when Alexa Skal sent one upper right 90 for the equalizer.

The Cougars continued to be the aggressors but HU’s defense wouldn’t budge after that. Paige Coolman made sure of it by coming up with some big saves including a huge stop with just over 15 seconds to go in regulation to send the match to extra time. The senior keeper finished with nine saves for her seventh win of the year.

The first overtime featured three shots by HU and two by the Cougars for the stalemate before Knispel’s heroics. Spear earned the assist, her fourth of the season, on Knispel’s game-winner.

Mount Vernon outshot their hosts 13-7 with ten on goal to HU’s four.

“Without question this was one of our toughest matches this season, but also one of our most consistently played 90+ minutes,” said Coach Burge. “The ladies were hungry today and knew that we had what it took to continue our post season charge.

“We simply had to put it all together and play our style of soccer. It goes without saying that I’m incredibly proud of the effort they put forth today and look forward to the battle that lies ahead Saturday!”

Huntington will play the winner of #1 Spring Arbor/#8 Bethel on Saturday in the semifinals. The last time the Foresters won a postseason match dates back to 2013 when they beat MVNU 2-1 in double OT.


November 2, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The 4th-seeded Forester men’s soccer team punched their ticket to the semifinals of the Crossroads League Tournament Wednesday afternoon with a 2-0 shutout over 5th-seeded Bethel College in the quarterfinals of the tourney at King Stadium. It’s the second straight year HU has won their opening match of postseason play and the first W over Bethel since September 25, 1993, when they handed the Pilots a 2-0 loss.

Valentin De Coninck and Matheus Louzada teamed up in the first half to provide all of their team’s offensive firepower. Louzada found De Coninck on a free kick in the 25th minute who one-timed it into the back of the net for a 1-0 advantage. De Coninck has scored in HU’s last two contests.

The freshman forward returned the favor four minutes later by picking the pocket of a Bethel defender and then crossing the ball to Louzada who smashed it home for a 2-0 lead that stood the test of time. Louzada leads the team in scoring with eight goals and eight assists on the year for 24 points, which ranks him third among his league peers.

While the Pilots fired off 16 shots to HU’s six, Coach Lawson’s crew was resolute as they held their visitors scoreless, their third straight clean sheet with Troy Hester earning the win in frame each time. The senior keeper finished with five saves.

“Our defense was once again outstanding from Troy to our backline to Miguel directing traffic,” said Coach Lawson. “Stephen Brown came off the bench to offer us some great minutes tonight. He was where he needed to be, when he needed to be.”

The veteran skipper was also pleased with the play of De Coninck. “Val continues to shine for us. He really got things going for us today on that set piece by getting the inside track to beat his man to the ball for our first score.”

“Overall, the boys earned this win and deserve the opportunity to move on,” said Lawson. “I thought we showed great maturity to see this match through – especially in the second half when we didn’t get drawn into spending any negative energy on things out of our control.”

HU (10-4-4) now awaits the winner of #1 Spring Arbor/#8 Taylor for a matchup on Saturday in semifinal action of the CL tourney.

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Campus Ministries


15 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

HU is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, November 15, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Dining Commons, upper level. Students who volunteer to donate blood will be entered into a drawing for one of three $20 gift cards. Walk-ins are welcome. Thank you for your support.

Volunteer Hours

14 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Friesen Center

Don’t forget to submit your volunteer hours online. You can do that through the student portal by going to Students, Friesen Center and then click on Submit Volunteer Hours… it is that simple 🙂 Thank you!!!


14 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

Students who donate blood on Wednesday, November 15, will be entered into a drawing for one of three $20 gift cards. The blood drive is from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please sign up in the DC over lunch or dinner this week. Walk-in donors are also welcome. Thank you …


GobbleGrams For Sale!

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Alpha Gamma Pi

Looking for a chance to thank your fellow HU students and staff this Thanksgiving season? Then get them a cookie Gobblegram Thursday & Friday during DC dinner! Just give the name and place of the person you are sending the gram to, write them a message, and pick the cookies …

Habecker Dining Services & Norms – Thanksgiving Break Hours

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Chartwells Food Services

Monday November 20, 2017- All Campus Thanksgiving Dinner 5:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Meals swipe will be accepted or cash or credit. Tuesday November 21,2017 – Habecker Dining Hours – 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Norms November 21,2017 – Will close at 2:00 PM Monday November 27,2017- Habecker Dining Commons …

RichLyn Library Thanksgiving hours

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Anita Gray

The Library will close for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 pm. The library will re-open Sunday, November 26 at 6:00 pm – MIDNIGHT. End of the semester hours are then implemented for the next two weeks: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – Midnight; Friday, 8:00 am – …

Student Activities

Global Vision Meeting TODAY

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Katlyn Miller

Calling all students interested in missions! Global Vision will be meeting TODAY in the Forester Room in the Lower D.C. from 12-1. Justin Siemens, a HU alum, will be speaking about his coffee shop English ministry in Taiwan. Come out to hear more about what God is doing around our …

Discounted Pacers Tickets!!

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Morgan McCloughan

Are you interested in a night out with friends, family, or other students on campus? The Salesmanship students are selling discounted Pacers tickets, they can be purchased at http://www.pacersgroups.com/huntington/smith If you’re interested click the link and buy away! PROMO CODE: HUSMITH

Native American Heritage Month

16 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Multicultural Activities Council

This month MAC is celebrating Native American Heritage! Come out on the 19th of November to hear Mr. Robert Miller share about his heritage. There will be food and discussion so come on out and invite your friends! Let’s learn about and celebrate the first people of the United States!


Huntington University Female Major Choice Survey

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Emma Reese

We’re conducting research on college major choices of female Huntington University undergraduate students over the age of 18. We’d love to hear your opinions on this topic. This will help us to understand what areas different departments can improve upon. The survey should only take 5 minutes. You can only …

Thanksgiving Break, Final Exam, Etc.

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

Thanksgiving Break is November 22, 23 and 24, and final exams are the week of December 11. Students should not plan to leave campus early for travel purposes. Our policy states that unless it is a family emergency, students are expected to attend classes the week prior to the break …

Honors Lecture Featuring Dr. Jeff Webb, Monday November 20th at 8pm

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Todd Martin

Join us Monday November 20, 2017, at 8pm to hear Dr. Jeff Webb present a special segment of the Honors Lecture series which focuses on “works in progress.” He will be speaking on his work that focuses on “Researching and Writing About Environment, Space, and Place in Indiana. The lecture …


Student Satisfaction Inventory™ (SSI) invitation is in your HU E-mail

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Scott Raymond

DON’T FORGET TO DO THE SSI! In appreciation for your completing the ON-LINE survey linked in your e-mail, your name will be entered into a random drawing, before Thanksgiving Break (potential gas money!), to possibly receive $100.00 in cash, $50.00 in cash, or one of four $25.00 cash awards. We …

See David Phelps: $18

17 Nov 2017

LAST CALL! If you love Christmas music, get your ticket to see David Phelps in concert in the MCA on December 8! The student price: $18! That ticket price only lasts until Friday (11.17.17) at 5pm, so get your tickets now! In order to purchase your student ticket, you must …

Meal Plans for Spring 2018

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Student Life

Sophomore-Seniors: If you have registered for classes for spring 2018, you may make changes to your meal plan.  Please verify on the portal https://my.huntington.edu/ICS/Students/Student_Life/Meal_Plan_Changes/ that you are on the correct meal plan.  Changes to your meal plan for spring may be made until Thursday, February 1st.   No changes are …