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WOMEN’S TENNIS

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

The Huntington women’s tennis team posted its first league win of the year with a 6-3 decision over Grace College over Labor Day on Kramer Courts. The win is the Foresters’ fifth straight over the Lancers.

There was no panic in the Foresters despite earning just one point in doubles play. They quickly righted their wrong by winning at five of the six singles spots to cruise to the victory.

With this win, HU improves to 3-1 overall, 1-1 in conference action. They are back in action on Tuesday when they host Saint Francis at 4:00 p.m.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Emily Mast (GrC) def. Constanze Golz (HU) 6-4, 6-4
#2 – Meg Dolde (HU) def. Carrie Copeland (GrC) 6-2, 6-7, 6-1
#3 – Lanae Singleton (HU) def. Jenna Jackson (GrC) 6-3, 6-3
#4 – Charlotte Seth (HU) def. Molly Fitzpatrick (GrC) 6-2, 6-0
#5 – Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) def. Shelby Bankson (GrC) 6-2, 6-1
#6 – Lisa Colling (HU) def. Briana Diehl (GrC) 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Mast/Copeland (GrC) def. Golz/Dolde (HU) 8-4
#2 – Singleton/Colling (HU) def. Jackson/Fitzpatrick (GrC) 8-3
#3 – Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) def. Bankson/Diehl (GrC) 8-5

MEN’S SOCCER

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

The HU men’s soccer team didn’t back down from the nation’s 15-ranked team in Union College and got the result by drawing even with the Bulldogs 0-0 after two extra periods at the University of the Cumberlands Classic Friday afternoon.

With this win, the Foresters move to 1-1-1 on the year.

Senior Troy Hester went the distance in goal for the shutout and had the backing of his teammates to limit Union to just three shots for the match, only one of which was on goal.

“Collectively from Troy to our backline, to hold that caliber of a team to three shots is a testament to our commitment on that side of the ball,” said Coach Lawson. “We were courageous, locked in and connected well between the lines.”

While the Bulldogs also got the job done defensively for the shutout, the Foresters took twice as many shots as Union to finish with six shots, three on frame. Lawson’s squad also registered nine corner kicks to UC’s three.

“Even though it was a defensive battle, we had large portion of the game where we grew offensively,” said Lawson. “We were connecting well and we were smart with the ball.

“Union didn’t give us free looks but we still managed a handful of half chances – and that’s what you’re going to get when you play a team of that caliber. They are worthy of their No. 15 ranking.”

The Foresters have tomorrow off before taking on Cumberlands on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

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

For the second time in three outings, the Forester women’s tennis team claimed a shutout by sweeping Defiance College 9-0 Thursday afternoon at the E. Stevens Dix Tennis Facility. HU’s first shutout came on opening day when they blanked Lawrence Tech.

Coach Ferguson’s crew gave up a mere four games for the easy win. Huntington’s record now stands at 2-1 on the season. They are back in action at Grace for their second league match on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Constanze Golz (HU) def. Hannah Hesterman (DC) 6-0, 6-0
#2 – Meg Dolde (HU) def. Alicia Breneman (DC) 6-1, 6-0
#3 – Lanae Singleton (HU) def. Cayla Walker (DC) 6-1, 6-0
#4 – Charlotte Seth (HU) def. Courtney Alexander (DC) 6-0, 6-0
#5 – Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) def. Sydney Huston (DC) 6-0, 6-0
#6 – Lisa Colling (HU) def. Mackenzie Combs (DC) 6-0, 6-0

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Golz/Dolde (HU) def. Hesterman/Walker (DC) 8-1
#2 – Singleton/Colling (HU) def. Breneman/Alexander (DC) 8-1
#3 – Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) def. Combs/Chelsey Braunwart (DC) 8-0

WOMEN’S TENNIS

August 31, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s tennis team (1-1, 0-1) couldn’t overcome an early deficit to suffer a 6-3 loss to Marian University (1-0, 1-0) Wednesday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts.

HU’s only win in doubles action came at the #1 spot where Constanze Golz and Meg Dolde cruised to an 8-2 decision over Elise Betscher and Maria Angela Sunga as Huntington headed into singles play down 2-1.

Golz earned a second point for her team by topping Betscher at #1 singles in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2. Charlotte Seth was the Foresters’ only other W at #4 singles where she got the best of Anne Taylor 6-4, 6-3.

“Today was a learning experience for our freshmen,” said Coach Ferguson. “Marian is a solid, veteran team with good players up and down their line-up. Now our young players know what it takes to win in our conference.”

The Knights finished second in the league last year and return seven from that squad.

The Foresters hit the road tomorrow to take on Defiance at 4:00 p.m.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Constanze Golz (HU) def. Elise Betscher (MU) 6-3, 6-2
#2 – Maria Lueken (MU) def. Meg Dolde (HU) 6-4, 6-4
#3 – Maria Angela Sunga (MU) def. Lanae Singleton (HU) 6-3, 6-3
#4 – Charlotte Seth (HU) def. Anne Taylor (MU) 6-4, 6-3
#5 – Mary Mullaney (MU) def. Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) 6-2, 6-4
#6 – Alex Griebling (MU) def. Lisa Colling (HU) 6-4, 6-3

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Golz/Dolde (HU) def. Betscher/Sunga (MU) 8-2
#2 – Lueken/Taylor (MU) def. Singleton/Colling (HU) 8-5
#3 – Mullaney/Emma Wood (MU) def. Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) 8-1

WOMEN’S SOCCER

August 31, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Playing in its home opener against Madonna University on Wednesday, the HU women’s soccer team scored within the first four minutes for the early 1-0 lead before the Crusaders got the equalizer in the 31st minute.

It was a defensive battle the rest of the way as the score remained deadlocked at 1-1 through regulation to force overtime. Two OTs later, the score stood for the 1-1 draw. With this tie, the Foresters move to 0-1-1 while MU starts their season 0-0-1.

Just like the previous match, Matéa Knispel and Jaime Calvin teamed up on a corner to find back netting. This time it was a beautiful struck ball by Calvin to Knispel who one-touched into the back of the net from the top of the box at the 3:35 mark. The goal marks Knispel’s ninth of her career.

HU finished with 13 shots to Madonna’s 17 but logged ten corner kicks, six more than their visitors.

While Coach Burge would have preferred the W to avenge last year’s 5-0 loss to the Crusaders, she is pleased with where her team’s at this early in the year. “Although we had our flat moments today, as a whole I’m pleased with the shift in play and the benchmarks we are setting for a solid 2017 season.

“The ladies worked diligently today against a tough Madonna crew. We may have come out even, but I’m excited to watch this season unfold.”

The Foresters hit the road on Tuesday to take on Indiana Tech under the lights at 7:00 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

August 31, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

On opening night of league play, the Forester volleyball team mounted an impressive come-from-behind first set win on the way to a 3-1 decision, 31-29, 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, over the visiting Maple Leafs of Goshen College. With this win, HU improves to 5-2 overall, 1-0 in the conference while GC drops to 5-4 overall, 0-1 in league play.

Set one was a rollercoaster. After jumping out to an early 8-2 advantage, Coach Shondell’s squad watched their lead wither away to the tune of a 24-21 deficit. A series of Goshen attacking errors coupled with Huntington’s never-say-die attitude led to four straight points favoring the hosts. Five ties later, HU finally logged two consecutive points for the win.

The Maple Leafs responded with an impressive set two win but the next two hard-fought sets belonged to Shondell and crew with Tailor Schultheis bolstering the offense. The 5-10 outside hitter came up big to finish with a game-tying 16 kills.

“There isn’t a team in this league that isn’t going to make you earn a win, and Goshen did exactly that,” said Coach Shondell.

Brandy Michie added 12 kills while Josie Beaver was her efficient self, finishing with 11 kills and a .435 hitting percentage. Danielle Gurwell also registered double-digit kills with ten. Laruen Cresses and Haley Longley got into the action offensively to post seven and six kills respectively to round out a well-balanced Forester attack.

“Tailor was the spark we know her to be, she was effective at the right times and that was crucial for us,” noted Shondell. “I was also really pleased with our middles. We continue giving them more of a role in our offense and they live up to the task.”

The offense ran through Emily Hubby and Breanna Levings who recorded 28 and 24 assists respectively.

The Foresters got the job done defensively as well with Kate Cobb tallying a game-best 30 digs and Beaver earning game-high blocking honors with 2.5 which included two solos.

Huntington heads to Missouri over the weekend to compete in the Columbia College Hampton Inn Invitational to play four matches with their first on Friday against Missouri Baptist.

MEN’S TENNIS

August 31, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was an epic Crossroads League showdown Wednesday at Klopfenstein Courts with the Knights of Marian University slipping past the Forester men’s tennis team 5-4. For the second time this season, the outcome came down to #5 singles.

The final match lasting well past 10PM, eventually favored Nick Marroquin. It was a three-set thriller with HU sophomore Jacob Shelton finally conceding the loss.

Huntington started off strong with a pair of wins in doubles action before picking up two more wins at #2 and #6 singles to account for their four points.

Marian (1-0, 1-0) has gone undefeated in the Crossroads League regular season the last three years and has landed a spot at the NAIA National Tournament two straight years.

The Foresters (1-2, 1-1) have a break until Tuesday when they host Saint Francis at 3:00 p.m.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Nathan Bogle (MU) def. Ignacio Poncio (HU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
#2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Ian Deiters (MU) 6-3, 6-4
#3 – Noah Roberts (MU) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 7-5, 6-1
#4 – Alex Wittenbaum (MU) def. Mariano Echevarria (HU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2
#5 – Nick Marroquin (MU) def. Jacob Shelton (HU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-1
#6 – Brody Worl (HU) def. Turner Lesnick (MU) 6-4, 6-1

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Bogle/Deiters (MU) def. Poncio/Echevarria (HU) 8-6
#2 – Manzo/Martinez (HU) Roberts/Wittenbaum (MU) 9-8 (7-1)
#3 – Luke Buttermore/Shelton (HU) def. Marroquin/Max Ismoilov (MU) 8-6

MEN’S SOCCER

August 31, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

In an emotionally charged battle against #RV Indiana Tech, the Forester men’s soccer team came out on the short end of a 2-1 decision at King Stadium Wednesday afternoon.

It was a tale of two halves for HU as Coach Lawson praised his team’s opening 45 minutes.

“We came out strong and moved the ball really well to generate a couple of opportunities and reaped the benefits early on for a quick 1-0 advantage.”

On a restart just over ten minutes in, Brooks Smith played a ball to Miguel de Sousa who got on top of it with a header for a picture perfect goal, his first of the season.

The scored remained as is until just before halftime when the Warriors slipped one past HU keeper Troy Hester for the 1-1 stalemate. It proved to be the turning point.

“We were getting possession and moving the ball so well and then we switched off after that goal,” said Lawson. “We didn’t take care of the ball in our box and paid the price.

“From that point on, we struggled to regain momentum through the middle of the park. They did a better of closing us down and taking away our options in the second half and we struggled to find answers.”

The final 45 minutes featured just six shots but as luck would have it, the game-winner came on an own goal 15 minutes in to make for the 2-1 final.

“I thought we fought well until the end but unfortunately we weren’t able to find the equalizer,” said Lawson. “I’m disappointed that we switched off but we’ll be better. I am confident of that.

“I look forward to this weekend against some top notch competition.”

HU heads to Kentucky over Labor Day weekend for the University of the Cumberlands Classic. Lawson’s crew will face Union on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and then Cumberland on Monday at the same time.

Welcome back to a new season of Sports! Here is what’s happening this week in HU Sports.

August 28, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Welcome back to a new season of Sports! Here is what’s happening this week in HU Sports. Posted By: Sandy Marion

HOME:
Aug. 30 – Volleyball vs Goshen College @ 7pm
Aug. 30 – W. Soccer vs Madonna University @ 3pm
Aug. 30 – M. Soccer vs Indiana Tech @ 5pm
Aug. 30 – M Tennis vs Marian University @ 4pm
Aug. 31 – W. JV Soccer vs Taylor University @ 5pm

AWAY:
Aug. 31 – M. JV Soccer vs Anderson University @ 6pm
Sept. 1-2 – Volleyball @ Columbia Hampton Inn Invitational, Columbia, MO
Sept. 1-2 – W. Golf @ Indiana Wesleyan Univ. Invitational, Arbor Trace GC, Marion, IN @ 2pm/9am
Sept. 2 – M. Soccer vs Union College @ Univ. of the Cumberlands @ 3:30pm
Spet. 2 – W. Tennis vs Grace College @ 11am

Go Foresters!!

MEN’S SOCCER

August 25, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

HU junior Matheus Louzada’s hat trick propelled the Forester men’s soccer team to a convincing 6-0 season-opening win Wednesday afternoon against first-year program IU East. Louzada slotted one past the keeper than 60 seconds in to establish a lead for his team that would never be challenged.

“Today was a great way to start the season,” said Coach Russ Lawson. “I thought it was a complete team effort and we were committed to playing both sides of the ball. We were able to capitalize on some good pressure that allowed us to counter attack and jump on them early.”

Coach Lawson’s crew scored twice more at the foot of Bradey Gerke and Louzada over the next 25 minutes to extend their lead to 3-0 and then Ty Sproat, shortly after entering the contest, found back netting to send the Foresters into the locker room with a 4-0 halftime lead.

Miguel de Sousa, who assisted Louzada’s first goal, opened up the second half with a quick score less than four minutes in and then found Louzada again seven minutes later to cap off the scoring as the final 35 minutes proved scoreless.

HU posted 22 shots, 12 on goal, while limiting their visitors to just ten. Starting keeper Troy Hester spent 75 minutes in goal during which he posted three saves to pick up the win. Blake Cooke came in on relief to register two saves and preserve the shutout.

“If you look at our attack, we’re picking up where we left off last year and that’s encouraging,” said Lawson. “And our defense has solidified that much more.

“The boys are hungry and they want to do some great things so tonight was step in the right direction.”

The Foresters (1-0) are back in action next Wednesday when they host Indiana Tech at 5:00 p.m.

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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 …

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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 …