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November 2, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It wasn’t how the Forester volleyball team wanted to wrap up their regular season as they dropped a 3-0 decision (-19, -24, -22) to Bethel College Wednesday night at Goodman Gymnasium. The loss is HU’s first to the Pilots as the league foes split the season series with Huntington beating BC in three the first time around back on September 20.

Both teams finished with a 7-11 conference record to tie for 6th in the final league standings with Shondell’s crew winning the tiebreaker to earn the 6th-seed headed into postseason. The #6 Foresters will travel to #3 Grace on Saturday for the quarterfinals of the CL tourney.

Huntington struggled offensively as they managed just 28 kills and a .061 hitting percentage. Danielle Gurwell led the way with eight kills. Breanna Metz added seven while Josie Beaver tallied five.

The Pilots, on the other hand, logged 40 kills and a .173 hitting percentage to win the battle at the net offensively. They also won the battle at the net defensively by out-blocking their visitors 8-6.

Jenna Tacosik topped Huntington in assists with 22. Ariene Butler bolstered the backline with 15 digs while Kate Cobb and Mikayla Carpenter chipped in 12 and ten respectively.

HU is now 13-20 on the year.


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

The Huntington men’s basketball team opened up its season Wednesday night at Platt Arena with a 96-89 loss to an offensively potent Saint Xavier University crew.

The Cougars shot 57.1 percent (36-for-63) which included draining 12 triples to establish a lead from opening tip-off that they gave up just once early in the contest after Tyler Arens knocked down his first of three long balls for a 6-5 HU advantage four minutes into the night.

Jared Jones countered with back-to-back threes and a traditional three-point play by Chris Soczek capped off a 9-0 SXU run in a 90-second span allowing the visitors to reclaim the lead at 14-6. Ten minutes later, the Cougars still owned an eight-point advantage.

It looked like the tides might turn when Kyle Platt scored and was fouled on a fast break dunk. The senior forward completed the three-point play to trim the lead to four at 39-35 by the 3:03 mark. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be as Quinn Niego spearheaded another Cougar run to close out the half to extend the lead to double digits at 53-40 by intermission.

Niego finished the period with 17 points, which included going 5-for-5 behind the arc. Mike Bush was just as effective through the opening 20 minutes by pouring in 18 points on 7-for-9 shooting while Arens added 12.

SXU’s lead remained in double digits for the first 15 minutes of the second half. Zac Owens finally dipped the lead to nine, 83-74, on a driving layup at the 5:26 mark. Twice after that, the difference stood at just six points but the Foresters would get no closer as the Cougars improved to 1-1 while HU starts the year at 0-1.

After his 18-point first half performance, Bush added ten more points but turned his attention to distributing the basketball as he dished out six assists in the second period to finish with 28 points and a game-best seven assists.

Bush’s main target was Arens as evidenced by his monster second half. The 6-8 forward poured in 23 to finish with a career-best 35 points to go along with a career-high 13 rebounds, seven of which were offensive, for the double double.

A pair of rookies in Owens and Junior Scott came off the bench to register seven points each in their college debut.

As a team, the Foresters finished 32-for-64 from the field for 50.0 percent. They connected on 19 of their 29 free throw attempts for 65.5 percent. Behind Aren’s 13 boards, HU outrebounded the Cougars 37-34. Turnovers were a wash as HU committed eight to SXU’s seven.

Niego topped Saint Xavier with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Soczek added 18 while Jaelon Wilson came off the bench to record 14 and Kevin Fervil finished with ten.

Next up for Coach Platt’s crew is another home game against Concordia University (MI) on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Come Cheer on The Men’s Basketball team tonight and receive a free cupcake along with a chance to win $5,000

November 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Come Cheer on The Men’s Basketball team tonight and receive a free cupcake along with a chance to win $5,000 Posted By: Sandy Marion

Students, be one of the first 100 to attend the Men’s basketball game tonight at 7pm and receive a free basketball cupcake. Come cheer on the Foresters as they face St. Xavier University. Also, every HU student that comes to the game will be eligible to be called out onto the floor at halftime for a chance to win $5,000 toward your cost to attend HU. You will have to hit a lay-up, a free throw, a 3 point shot, and a half-court shot. If you make all 4 shots, you win $5,000. Go Foresters!!


November 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was off to the races Wednesday night for the HU women’s basketball team as they opened up their season against #23 Olivet Nazarene University in a 107-92 ball game that favored the visiting Tigers.

It was more like a track meet than basketball game as ONU plays a Grinnell-based brand of basketball that incorporates a continual full-court press, a fast-paced offense, an emphasis on offensive rebounds, a barrage of three-point shots and substitutions of five players at a time every 45 to 60 seconds.

Their style of play was effective through the opening 20 minutes as the Tigers knocked down nine threes, forced 23 turnovers and scored 26 points in the paint to take a 62-40 lead into intermission.

A chance to regroup and catch their breath was just what the Foresters needed as they spent the third quarter cutting the leading in half. Junior point guard Maddie Richer, despite having at least two defenders swarming her throughout the game, spearheaded the HU comeback by knocking down a triple to start the second half.

Richer would go on to drain two more long balls and a pair of free throws in the quarter that saw the hosts whittle the lead to single digits at 75-66 with just over a minute remaining before settling for a 77-66 deficit by the quarter break.

Cindy In’t Groen scored down low for two of her six points to open the fourth to trim the lead back to single digits but it would be as close as things would get as the Tigers pieced together a 10-4 run to build the lead back to 15 which proved to be the difference by game’s end.

When all was said and done, Huntington outscored ONU 52-45 in the second half by going 19-for-33 from the field and 11-for-14 from the line in the final twenty minutes. For the game, the Foresters shot 53.8 percent (35-for-65) from the floor and 75.0 percent (18-for-24) from the charity stripe.

Sarah Fryman was a rebound short of a double double as the sophomore forward dropped in a career-and game-high 22 points and collected a game-best nine rebounds, six of which were offensive, to go along with five assists.

Richer also established a new career-high with 17 points, 12 of which came from behind the arc, and dished out four assists. Hailey Krewald posted some big numbers by scoring 15 points, corralling seven rebounds and swiping a game-best five steals. Brooke Saylor finished with eight points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Jess Learned topped Olivet Nazarene with 18 points as one of five Tigers in double digits. Maggie Schmidt added 15, Capriana Christian poured in 13 while Trinity Davis and Stef Bazigos registered 12 and ten points respectively.

HU won the battle of the boards 39-34 and while the Tigers collected 16 offensive rebounds to Huntington’s 14, Culler’s crew still managed to outscore their visitors 16-11 on second chance points.

The Foresters (0-1) are back in action on Friday when they host Cornerstone at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Crossroads League/WHAC Classic.

Cheer on the Men’s Basketball team Wednesday Night and get a free cupcake!

October 31, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Cheer on the Men’s Basketball team Wednesday Night and get a free cupcake! Posted By: Sandy Marion

Students, be one of the first 100 to attend the Men’s basketball game this Wednesday night at 7pm and receive a free basketball cupcake. Come cheer on the Foresters as they face St. Xavier University.

Also, Every HU student that comes to the game will be eligible to be called out onto the floor at halftime for a chance to win $5,000 toward your cost to attend HU. You will have to hit a lay-up, a free throw, a 3 point shot, and a half-court shot. If you make all 4 shots, you win $5,000.

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Men’s and Women’s soccer on Wednesday

October 31, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Men’s and Women’s soccer on Wednesday Posted By: Mike Frame

We are hosting first round matches for the Crossroads League Soccer Tournament for both the women and the men on Wednesday. The women’s match against Mt Vernon begins at noon and the men’s match versus Bethel begins at 3. Crossroads League policy is that all fans must pay an entry fee for post season tournaments. The athletic office will pay for the first 50 students for the women’s match at noon and the first 50 students for the men’s match at 3. Gates open for the women’s match at 11 and for the men’s match at 2. Students must provide school ID.

This Week in HU Sports

October 31, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in HU 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
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 TBD
Sat, Nov. 4 – M. Basketball vs Concordia University TBD


Nov. 1-11 – M. Soccer, Crossroads League Tournament TBD
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
Nov. 4-11 – W. Soccer Crossroads League Tournament TBD

Go Foresters!!


October 30, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Friday night was a perfect way for the seniors to wrap up their time in Platt Arena as the HU volleyball team picked up a 3-1 win over the Cougars of Mount Vernon Nazarene University (18-16, 5-12). It was senior night and appropriately so, the five veterans led the way.

Seniors Josie Beaver and Danielle Gurwell took charge of the net offensively to finish with 12 and 11 kills respectively while their classmates spearheaded the defensive efforts. Kate Cobb anchored the backline with 19 digs. Emily Hubby and Mikayla Carpenter added 13 and 11 digs.

“Our seniors lived up to the hype tonight,” said Coach Shondell. “It was a legitimate team effort, but having that group of seniors lead us to a crucial league win was just awesome.”

Tonight’s win was the seniors’ first time to beat the Cougars during their tenure in a Forester uniform and Coach Shondell couldn’t be happier for his upperclassmen. “It’s good to beat a team for the first time like that. Exercising demons has kind of been a theme for us recently.”

The last time the Foresters beat Mount Vernon, a 3-1 decision, dates back to September of 2013. Friday’s W also snapped Huntington’s four-game losing skid as they improve to 13-18 overall, 7-9 in league play. With two regular season games remaining, the Foresters are sitting in sixth in the league standings.

Things didn’t start off too well for the hosts as the Cougars ran away with set one before Huntington finally settled in to ward off MVNU in set two for a two-point decision and then cruised to a pair of easy wins after that to secure the victory.

“To come out as flat as we did, yet to respond and turn the tide like that is a sign of a mature team,” said Shondell. “We get to celebrate these seniors a little bit longer then we get one more crack at Marian tomorrow.”

The Foresters hit the road tomorrow to take on No. 25 Knights at 5:00 p.m. Marian is currently sitting atop the league.


October 30, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Saturday’s 2-0 win at King Stadium against Taylor University was significant for the HU men’s soccer team for several reasons. Not only was it senior day, but the W also solidified a top four finish in the Crossroads League regular season standings which translates into a first round home match in postseason play.

The Foresters (9-4-4, 5-2-2) enter the tournament as the 4th-seed and will host 5th-seeded Bethel College on Wednesday with the specific time TBA. This is the second straight year HU will have hosted a first round tournament match.

“Today was another opportunity to respond to adversity as we had two more starters out and collectively we stood up to the challenge,” said Coach Lawson.

Huntington has prided itself on defense all season with today’s performance no different. It marked the seventh time this season HU has held their opponent scoreless as they’ve allowed just 18 goals on the year.

At the other end of the pitch, the Foresters also got the job done. In just his third start of the year, freshman Valentin De Coninck came up with his first collegiate goal when he pounced on a loose ball in the box to bury it back netting 23 minutes in for the early 1-0 advantage.

The cherry on top came with less than 60 seconds remaining when Troy Hester punched a Taylor corner to Matheus Louzada who found Noah Stanford. It was a foot race after that as Stanford took it three-fourths the length of the field before blasting it past the Trojan keeper for his second goal this season.

“Val got things started with tenacious defending and opportunistic finishing,” noted Lawson. “Our attack continually showed its versatility with being able to create numerous opportunities behind Taylor’s backline.

“But if I’m honest, it was our resolute defending in the second half that was most impressive. From Troy, the back four and Migs organizing and willingness to track, we were able to get our second straight clean sheet.”

Before the match, HU honored its five seniors, Aaron Harting, Troy Hester, Isaac Jones, Brooks Smith and Hayden Suter.


October 30, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green

The Huntington women’s soccer team locked in the No. 4 spot in the final Crossroads League standings with a 1-0 road win over Taylor University Saturday night.

It was a dogfight to the bitter end as there were well over 200 possible scenarios based on today’s results. The Foresters got the job done against the #RV Trojans to set the stage for their top four finish and the opportunity to host a first round tournament match.

This marks the first time since 2010 that HU (9-7-2) has hosted a tourney game but even more impressive is the difference a year makes. Second year head coach Amanda Burge has made incredible strides already during her short tenure – having been denied postseason play last year with a 1-4-4 league record to finishing in the top four this season with a conference record of 5-3-1.

The game’s only goal came at the foot of Huntington’s mainstay all season Matéa Knispel. The junior midfielder has scored 17 times this season. She blasted tonight’s goal from 30 yards out with just over ten minutes remaining in the first half for her sixth game-winner of the year. Knispel entered the contest ranked 15th in game winning goals and 25th in total goals.

Paige Coolman was sensational in goal for the Foresters, logging her second straight shutout with the first earlier this week against #15 Marian. The senior keeper finished with a pair of saves as only two of Taylor’s 18 shots were on target. The Foresters posted seven shots, five of which were on goal.

“This has been quite a week for our family,” said Coach Burge. “Beginning with tying national ranked Marian and heading into tonight’s game tied for fourth with Taylor, we knew success relied on our ability to handle high pressure situations.

“Our ladies were able to dig deep and get the job done against a very well organized Taylor crew. Earning the honor of hosting postseason is an incredible testament of all the work they’ve put in this season!”

The 4th-seeded Foresters will host 5th-seeded Mount Vernon Wednesday afternoon in quarterfinal action of the CL tournament. The specific time is TBA. In regular season play, HU enjoyed a 2-1 decision at MVNU back on October 14.

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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 …