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September 7, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

HOME:
Sept. 8 – M. Tennis vs Judson University (IL) @ 4:00 PM
Sept. 8 – Volleyball vs University of Saint Francis @ 7:00 PM
Sept. 8-9 – M. & W. Golf Invitational @ Rock Hollow, Peru, IN @ 12pm/8am
Sept. 9 – Volleyball vs Spring Arbor University @ 3:00 Pm
Sept. 9 – M. Tennis vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene University @ 1:00 PM
Sept. 9 – W. Tennis vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene university @ 11:00 AM

AWAY:
Sept. 7 – W. Tennis @ Adrian College (MI) @ 4:30 PM
Sept. 8 – Cross Country @ IWU Twilight Invite. @ 5:00 PM
Sept. 8-9 – M. Soccer @ Lawrence Tech against Holy Cross Classic (MI) @ 2pm/TBA
Sept. 8 – W. Soccer @ Cornerstone University @ 7:00 PM
Sept. 9 – W. Soccer @ Aquinas University (MI) @ 7:00 PM

VOLLEYBALL

September 7, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU volleyball team came out strong Wednesday night against Taylor University (7-3, 1-1) to dominate set one before dropping the next three to suffer a 3-1 loss, 18-25, 25-19, 25-19, 26-24, to the Trojans in a Crossroads League clash at Odle Arena.

“We knew we had to come out strong and establish our pace early and we did,” said Coach Shondell. “The difficult thing with volleyball is it requires you to be able to rebuild dominance every set, not just once. We struggled developing a rhythm after the end of set one.”

The Trojans outhit the Foresters by seven, 55-48, and logged a .205 hitting percentage to HU’s .123. Both teams posted eight blocks and behind the line proved similar as well with Huntington tallying four aces and eight service errors while TU finished with two aces and seven service errors.

Offensively, Shondell’s crew was paced by Tailor Schultheis and Brandy Michie with 11 kills apiece. Danielle Gurwell and Josie Beaver added nine and seven kills respectively. The senior duo also led Huntington at the net defensively with Gurwell claiming 3.5 blocks which included two solos and Beaver registering two.

Breanna Levings handed out a team-best 27 assists while Kate Cobb topped the match in digs with 25.

While it wasn’t the result he was hoping for, Shondell still had plenty of positives to say about his team’s play. “Tailor gave us all she had tonight; unfortunately, her health prevented her from being able to stay in the match.

“Brandy is a steady weapon for us. She rarely lets situations like this prevent her from being successful and tonight showed that. Danielle was good all-around tonight. She found aggressive ways to score and she was a force at the net.”

The Foresters (6-6, 1-1) wrap up the week with a pair of home league matches – hosting Saint Francis on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Spring Arbor on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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

The Huntington women’s soccer team made the short trip to Indiana Tech Tuesday night where they suffered a 3-1 loss under the lights at Warrior Athletic Field.

Lily Rothert struck early and often for the Warriors by scoring just under six minutes in and then about 60 seconds later for a 2-0 Tech advantage. It was a deficit that Coach Burge’s crew couldn’t overcome as they played catch up the rest of the night. Brandi Spear kept things interesting with her first goal of the year when she volleyed in a shot off a thrown in from Audra Klopfenstein to cut the lead in half at the 22:12 mark.

Unfortunately, it was short-lived as a Huntington own goal extended the match back to two for what proved to be the final score of the evening as neither team found back netting in the second half.

“Tonight was obviously not the result we were looking for,” said Coach Burge. “But we learned a valuable lesson which at this point in the season is always a positive.

“We came out flat for the first 20 minutes of the game and Tech was able to take the advantage early scoring two goals less than five minutes apart. But our players dug deep in the second half knowing there is still plenty of time to play our game which we did but we were unable to score the necessary goals to walk away with the victory.”

When all was said and done, the Warriors outshot HU 20-10 and logged five corner kicks to their visitors’ one.

Senior Paige Coolman was tagged with the loss in goal. She finished with 11 saves.

The Foresters (0-2-1) head up north on Friday to take on Cornerstone at 7:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

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

The HU women’s tennis team logged its second straight league win with a 9-0 decision over Saint Francis Tuesday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts. Tonight’s win is Huntington’s third sweep of the year.

Two doubles was a close match as was six singles. It was straight set wins at the other five singles spots while No. 1 and No. 3 doubles were quick decisions.

The Foresters are now 4-1 overall, 2-1 in league play. HU takes a break from conference play with a road trip to Adrian on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Constanze Golz (HU) def. Hannah Haas (USF) 6-0, 6-1
#2 – Meg Dolde (HU) def. Brittany Kuhlenbeck (USF) 6-0, 6-0
#3 – Lanae Singleton (HU) def. Rebecca Faber (USF) 6-2, 6-2
#4 – Charlotte Seth (HU) def. Jenna Lehman (USF) 6-1, 6-2
#5 – Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) def. Kaylin Gibson (USF) 6-1, 6-0
#6 – Lisa Colling (HU) def. Shelby Richardson (USF) 6-3, 4-6 (10-4)

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Golz/Dolde (HU) def. Haas/Lehman (USF) 8-2
#2 – Singleton/Colling (HU) def. Kuhlenbeck/Faber (USF) 9-8 (7-4)
#3 – Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) def. Gibson/Richardson (USF) 8-0

MEN’S TENNIS

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

The Forester men’s tennis team evened up its record at 2-2 Tuesday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts with a 9-0 win, the hosts first sweep of the year, over the Cougars of Saint Francis. The win moves HU to 2-1 in league play.

It’s Huntington’s eighth straight win over USF since 2010 when the Cougars fielded a team again. Prior to 2010, Saint Francis hadn’t had a men’s tennis program since 1978.

“We were the aggressors today,” said Coach Eckert. “When Saint Francis would go on the attack, we were able to neutralize and go quickly from defense to offense.”

Judson University is next up for HU on Friday at 4:00 p.m.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Austin Overlander (USF) 6-2, 6-2
#2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Jay Stanchin (USF) 6-1, 6-1
#3 – Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Alex Stavretis (USF) 6-1, 6-2
#4 – Jacob Shelton (HU) def. Jordan Andrews (USF) 6-4, 6-0
#5 – Brody Worl (HU) def. Tyler Chrislieb (USF) 6-4, 6-2
#6 – Luke Buttermore (HU) def. Tony Tomeh (USF) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Poncio/Echevarria (HU) def. Stanchin/Andrews (USF) 8-6
#2 – Manzo/Giovani Martinez (HU) def. Overlander/Tomeh (USF) 8-1
#3 – Buttermore/Shelton (HU) def. Chrislieb/Stavretis (USF) 8-3

This Week in HU Sports

September 5, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

HOME:
Sept. 5 – W. Tennis vs University of Saint Francis @ 4:00 PM
Sept. 5 – M. Tennis vs University of Saint Francis @ 3:00 PM
Sept. 8 – M. Tennis vs Judson University (IL) @ 4:00 PM
Sept. 8 – Volleyball vs University of Saint Francis @ 7:00 PM
Sept. 8-9 – M. & W. Golf Invitational @ Rock Hollow, Peru, IN @ 12pm/8am
Sept. 9 – Volleyball vs Spring Arbor University @ 3:00 Pm
Sept. 9 – M. Tennis vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene University @ 1:00 PM
Sept. 9 – W. Tennis vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene university @ 11:00 AM

AWAY:

Sept. 4 – M. Soccer @ University of the Cumberlands (KY) @ 3:00 PM
Sept. 5 – W. Soccer @ Indiana Tech @ 7:00 PM
Sept. 6 – Volleyball @ Taylor University @ 7:00 PM
Sept. 7 – W. Tennis @ Adrian College (MI) @ 4:30 PM
Sept. 8 – Cross Country @ IWU Twilight Invite. @ 5:00 PM
Sept. 8-9 – M. Soccer @ Lawrence Tech against Holy Cross Classic (MI) @ 2pm/TBA
Sept. 8 – W. Soccer @ Cornerstone University @ 7:00 PM
Sept. 9 – W. Soccer @ Aquinas University (MI) @ 7:00 PM

MEN’S SOCCER

September 5, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Forester men’s soccer team had to settle for a another double overtime stalemate as they finished in a 1-1 draw against the host Patriots at the University of the Cumberlands Classic on Saturday afternoon.

It was one that got away as HU fired off 30 shots, 13 on frame, but could only find back netting once. Cumberlands, on the other hand, managed just seven shots, three on target, and had to play two men down for the final twenty minutes of regulation and both OTs.

Huntington quickly became the aggressors after that, closing out regulation with 13 shots with the equalizer coming in the 84th minute on a header in the box by Jake Erlandson, assist Guilherme Lins Souza. It was the first collegiate goal for the freshman defender.

HU continued the pressure with six more shots throughout the extra 20 minutes but couldn’t crack the Patriots’ defense to make for the 1-1 final.

Troy Hester spent the entire 110 minutes in goal to tally his second tie. Through Huntington’s four games, the senior starting keeper has given up just three goals.

“We’re disappointed we didn’t come away with the win today,” said Coach Lawson. “Our attack wasn’t clean enough. This is a game we’d like back. We needed to finish them off and we didn’t.

“But with that said, I don’t want to take away from our guys’ effort this weekend. Cumberlands upset #13 Midlands and we held #15 Union scoreless yesterday. We competed well especially on the defensive side of the ball against some quality opponents. Once we figure out how to finish, we will be a formidable team.”

The Foresters move to 1-1-2 on the year. They have a break until Friday when they head to Lawrence Tech for the Blue Devil Tournament where they will face Holy Cross College at 2:00 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

September 5, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

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.

WOMEN’S GOLF

September 5, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S GOLF Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s golf team is off to a great start this fall as they got better from one day to the next of the Indiana Wesleyan University Invitational to finish tied for 7th out of 12 teams. Playing at Arbor Trace Golf Club, Huntington fired a 344 on Friday and shaved off 15 strokes on Saturday for a 329 to post a 673 for the two-day invite.

This weekend’s outing is the first of the season and first match under head coach Rick Sholund. Sholund, in his third season as coach of the Forester men’s program, just took over the women’s program this fall.

Sophomore Betsy Schroeder paced Sholund’s crew by carding an 18-over-par 162 (84, 78) to claim 18th overall out of a field of 74. Abby Poole turned in a 167 (88, 79) to finish 32nd.

Alexandria Maris and Leah Thompson shot within two strokes of each other with Maris shooting an 87 and 84 for a 171 (39th place) while Thompson finished with a 173 (85, 88) for 41st place. Megan Higgins registered a 187 (96, 91) for HU and playing as an individual, Alayna Steely added a 205 (105, 100).

Coach Sholund likes what he sees. “The team did an outstanding job of starting the season in the right direction. They showed each other what they are capable of.

“I know they will keep training with a focus on the fundamentals. As they do, scores will continue to drop. It is fun to see the competitive nature that this team has.”

Taylor fired a 603 to top the leaderboard followed by UNOH (616), Indiana Wesleyan (630), Grace (658) IU East (661), Siena Heights (665), HU (673), Spring Arbor (673), Purdue Northwest (712), Rend Lake CC (726), Grace B (762) and Kalamazoo (847).

Huntington hosts its own invitational next weekend at Rock Hollow Golf Club in Peru, Ind.

VOLLEYBALL

September 5, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU volleyball team is spending part of their Labor Day weekend at one of the best tournaments in the country, the Columbia College Hampton Inn Invitational, and while they went 0-2 on day one, Coach Shondell’s crew made it clear they can go toe-to-toe with anyone.

Despite getting a late start because of bus troubles, spending more than seven hours on the road and arriving just 20 minutes before their first match, the Foresters still managed to give #12 Missouri Baptist University all they could handle before falling to the Spartans in five, 25-21, 22-25, 17-25, 25-20, 15-10.

It was a performance Shondell was quick to praise his team for. “As aggressive and relentless as they were, we were just as aggressive.”

After dropping set one, Huntington stormed back to take control of the match by winning the next two which included never trailing in the second set. It had all the makings of an upset but the Spartans proved why they are one of the best in the business by regrouping to claim the next two sets for the comeback victory.

Most impressive about HU’s play was their defense at the net. Huntington finished with 13 blocks to MBU’s four. Josie Beaver and Lauren Cresse each posted 4.5 blocks – both registering more individually than the Spartans combined.

HU also outplayed Missouri Baptist behind the line by committing just seven service errors to the Spartans’ 15.

“Our serving and blocking were the reason we hung around in the match,” said Shondell. “It was one of the more impressive blocking displays I’ve seen in my time here.”

Beaver also paced her team offensively by logging 11 kills and a .304 hitting percentage. The senior middle came into the tourney ranked 24th in the NAIA in blocks per game (1.19) and 37th in hitting percentage (.326).

Tailor Schultheis and Danielle Gurwell added nine and eight kills respectively.

“Missouri Baptist is one of the best teams in America, and they look the part,” said Shondell.

The Foresters took a short break before facing an even higher ranked team in #3 Park University. Unfortunately, the long day seemed to take its toll as Shondell’s squad suffered its first sweep of the year, 25-16, 25-15, 25-14.

“Without beating around the bush, we used most of our tank in the opening match not leaving much for the second,” Shondell said. “And when the second is against the third best team in the country, that’s a bad combination.”

Park boasts a potent offensive attack that’s fueled by Nada Meawad – the nation’s top hitter at 5.1 kills per set. HU didn’t have an answer for the 6-0 freshman as she finished with 14 kills at a hitting accuracy of .458. As a team, the Pirates outhit HU 48-25 with Schultheis topping Huntington with eight kills.

“They’ve got one of the best outside hitters in the nation and she earned her stripes,” said Shondell of Meawad’s play.

The Foresters didn’t miss a serve and blocks were a wash as each team recorded six.

Breanna Levings finished with a team-best 28 assists on the day while Kate Cobb took top honors in digs for both games to finish with 27 total.

It doesn’t get any easy for the Foresters (5-4) as they open up Saturday morning against host #8 Columbia College before taking on Friends University a few hours later.

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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.

General

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 …

Student Activities

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 …

Academic

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. …

Administrative

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 …