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MEN’S TENNIS

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

It came down to the last match of the evening to determine Wednesday’s winner on opening day for the Forester men’s tennis team. Unfortunately, Huntington ended up on the wrong side of a 5-4 decision against a talented Lawrence Tech squad. The Blue Devils are coming off last year having made a trip to the NAIA National Tournament and ranked 20th in last spring’s final poll.

Doubles play favored Lawrence Tech 2-1 but Coach Eckert’s crew rallied back in singles action to draw even at 4-4 with only No. 5 singles remaining where Patrick Szymczak slipped past Jacob Shelton for the win.

“With our solid play today, it gives some strong indication that we are in the hunt for a conference championship this year,” said Coach Eckert. “We had a chance to win every match so we will use this to motivate our team.”

The Foresters (0-1) are back at it tomorrow morning for their first conference match at Grace College.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Javie Alvarez (LT) 6-3, 6-4
#2 – Stijn Bremer (LT) def. Rodrigo Manzo (HU) 7-5, 6-3
#3 – Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Robert Saitov (LT) 7-5, 6-0
#4 – Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Jan Horstkoetter (LT) 7-6 (9-7), 6-4
#5 – Patrick Szymczak (LT) def. Jacob Shelton (HU) 6-3, 7-5
#6 – Mason Wenzel (LT) def. Volodymyr Kohut (HU) 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Poncio/ Echevarria (HU) def. Alvarez/Saitov (LT) 9-7
#2 – Horstkoetter/Bremer (LT) def. Manzo/Martinez (HU) 8-3
#3 – Vincent Colarossi/Wenzel (LT) def. Luke Buttermore/Shelton (HU) 8-5

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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

The HU women’s soccer team (0-1) hit the road to Trinity Christian College Wednesday afternoon where they suffered a 3-1 loss to open up their 2017 season. For the Trolls, it was their second W in two days.

After playing to a 0-0 deadlock, the Foresters gave up three goals in the first 30 minutes of the second half for a 3-0 difference. But Matéa Knispel was not about to settle for the shutout as her fight to the bitter paid off when she dropped one in the back of the net after a scramble in the box following a corner kick with less than a minute to play to make for the 3-1 final.

While Knispel’s goal was the only score of the day for the visitors, Coach Amanda Burge was happy with her team’s overall performance. “I am extremely pleased with our play today. We started off a little slow but definitely held our own in the first half.

“In the final 45 minutes, I thought we held possession a little more but they were able to break us down for a few well-organized goals. Overall, we had a lot of good opportunities and I’m thrilled to see what the rest of the season holds.”

When all was said and done, TCC outshot HU 21-15. The Foresters were on target nine times with Knispel logging five and Brandi Spear posting three shots on goal.

Paige Coolman went the distance in the net where she registered 16 saves in the losing effort.

The Foresters have a break until next Wednesday when they host Madonna University at 3:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

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

The HU women’s tennis team made it look easy on opening day by blanking Lawrence Tech Wednesday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts.

Double plays came and went without issue as the Foresters gave up just four games at the three spots before cruising through singles for the 9-0 win. Three rookies in Lanae Singleton, Charlotte Seth and Lisa Colling earned a spot in Coach Ferguson’s top six along with senior Constanze Golz, sophomore Meg Dolde and junior Anastasiia Evstifeeva.

The Foresters jump into conference play on August 30 by hosting Marian University. Huntington finished 3rd in league play last year and posted ten wins against six losses.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Constanze Golz (HU) def. Sabrina Mateos (LT) 3-6, 6-3 (10-3)
#2 – Meg Dolde (HU) def. Anusha Varudonai (LT) 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
#3 – Lanae Singleton (HU) def. Samantha Kohn (LT) 6-3, 6-1
#4 – Charlotte Seth (HU) def. Carolyn McCullen (LT) 6-2, 6-1
#5 – Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) def. Maria Alvarez (LT) 6-4, 7-5
#6 – Lisa Colling (HU) def. Sarah Burgess (LT) 6-1, 6-1

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Golz/Dolde (HU) def. Mateos/Varudonai (LT) 8-1
#2 – Singleton/Colling (HU) def. McCullen/Kohn (LT) 8-2
#3 – Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) def. Alvarez/Burgess (LT) 8-1

MEN’S TENNIS

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

The Huntington men’s tennis team (1-1) opened up conference play by breezing past Grace College 6-3 Thursday morning at Kramer Courts. The Foresters swept doubles to jump in front by three points and then picked up just as many wins in singles play for a 1-0 start in the league.

“We are playing much more aggressive, taking the ball earlier and putting away more volleys than our opponents,” said Coach Eckert. “This will be critical in next week’s battle with Marian.”

With wins today at #1 doubles and #4 singles, Mariano Echevarria remained undefeated on the year at 4-0 after picking up a pair of Ws in HU’s season opener yesterday against a talented Lawrence Tech team.

The Foresters are now off until Wednesday when they host defending conference champions Marian University at 4:00 p.m.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Danila Kurkulin (GrC) def. Ignacio Poncio (HU) 6-4, 6-3
#2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Uros Pajic (GrC) 6-3, 6-2
#3 – Diego Zamora (GrC) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 7-6, 6-2
#4 – Mariano Echevarria (HU) def. Adam Yoder (GrC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
#5 – Arturo Fonseca (GrC) def. Volodymyr Kohut (HU) 6-0, 6-4
#6 – Brody Worl (HU) def. Lucas Fonseca (GrC) 6-2, 6-2

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Poncio/Echevarria (HU) def. Kurkulin/Pajic (GrC) 8-6
#2 – Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Yoder/Zamora (GrC) 8-5
#3 – Luke Buttermore/Kohut (HU) def. Caleb Yoder/Conner Bates (GrC) 8-6

Volleyball

August 23, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Volleyball Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Despite playing behind the eight ball most of the afternoon, the HU volleyball team still came away with a 3-0 decision over Keiser University (FL) before dropping a five-setter to UNOH immediately following.

The win over Keiser was Huntington’s third sweep of season. The Foresters made the trip to the UNOH Tri-Match down three players and within a few minutes of taking the court against the Seahawks, HU lost two more but played inspired volleyball to breeze past the Seahawks, 25-17, 25-19, 25-14.

It was an impressive offensive outing with Danielle Gurwell and Brandy Michie posting 13 and 11 kills respectively. As a team, the Foresters finished with 43 kills, ten more than KU, and a .298 hitting percentage which included making only 12 attacking errors.

The other part of HU’s game was equally striking as they committed just two service errors while logging eight aces. They also out-blocked the Seahawks six to three.

The Foresters showed no signs of letting up as they had a short break before taking on the Racers and quickly established a 2-0 lead but in a flash, everything changed.

The third set started out tight and with things knotted up at 8-8, UNOH reeled off six straight points to steal the momentum for what proved a permanent shift as they went on to win the set as well as the next two for a stunning comeback, 19-25, 20-25, 25-14, 25-16, 15-7.

Gurwell again came up big for the Foresters offensively to finish with 10 kills. Josie added nine and was a human wall defensively by registering 5.5 of her team’s 12 blocks.

Kate Cobb took charge of the back row to finish with 41 digs on the day. As HU’s only setter, Emily Hubby ran the offense to finish with 59 sets over the course of both matches.

The day was not one Coach Shondell could have predicted but the skipper was impressed with how his team responded to the adversity and their ability to adjust. “Emily took full advantage of her unusual situation and handled herself admirably.

“Danielle, battling her own health issues, was really strong today. When you find yourself in tough situations, you need someone to carry you through and she did that.”

Shondell also liked how his young players stepped up. “With our injuries, we were forced to put four freshmen on the floor at a time most of the day.”

Collectively, the rookie crew accounted for 38 kills, 44 digs, five blocks and nine aces.

“At the end of the day, being without so many traditional contributors, we showed an unbelievable amount of fight today,” said Shondell.

HU’s records stands at 4-2. Next up is a home match against Goshen on August 30.

Women’s Cross Country Runners Needed

August 21, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Women’s Cross Country Runners Needed Posted By: Bryan Myers

The women’s cross country team is in need of a few runners for this fall. If you ran cross country in high school or have a passion for distance running, please let us know! Contact either Coach Miller (fmiller@huntington.edu) or Coach Myers (mmyers@huntington.edu).

Summer Basketball Camp

May 25, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Summer Basketball Camp Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington University men’s basketball team will host their 15th annual summer basketball camp June 19-22, 2017, at the Merillat Complex Platt Arena. Cost to attend is $65 if you register and pay by June 1, $75 after June 1. K-9th graders (boys and girls) are welcome to attend.

Registration forms for the camp are available at the Huntington University Athletic Office or campers can register online at www.huntington.edu/athletics/mens-basketball. If you have any questions, contact the athletic office at 260.359.4212

Baseball

May 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Baseball Posted By: Athletic Office

The stakes could not have been higher for HU Baseball as they entered Day 3 of the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round Tournament in Montgomery. Having lost against Faulkner University on Tuesday, the Foresters faced a must-win situation on Wednesday against fifth-seed Truett McConnell University (Ga.)

After three quiet innings to start the game, HU’s offense exploded for a four-run fourth inning, anchored by one of Huntington’s three multi-run home runs in the game; this one a two-run blast to left off the bat of Dylan Henricks. Henricks went 3-for-5 with four RBI and one run scored.

Additional firepower in the fourth inning was provided by a single to shallow left from Michael Crowley. TJ Lindstrand came in to run for Crowley and would eventually come around to score by way of a stolen base and a sacrifice fly from teammate Tyler Zimske. Following Zimske’s sac fly, Jamar Weaver singled to shallow right-center to bring Roser around to score from second.
Crowley was 3-for-5 at the plate and Zimske had four RBI on the afternoon. Weaver also register one RBI.

A Dalton Combs single to left followed by a Shea Beauchamp home run to deep left-center field in the seventh gave HU a 6 – 1 cushion. Beauchamp was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored.

However, having earned the title of the comeback kids throughout the Montgomery Bracket, Truett McConnell was not about to roll over and give the game to HU. The Bears scored one run in the top of the fifth before putting up an additional four runs in the top of the eighth to make it a one-run game.

The bottom of the eighth was Huntington’s turn to light the scoreboard up and solidify a lead TMU would not challenge. Drew McLochlin, pinch hitting for Andy Roser, started the inning with a walk. Designated hitter Will Coursen-Carr advanced McLochlin to third with his single through the right side. With two on, Tyler Zimske launched a ball over the left field fence for HU’s third multi-run homer of the game.

Later in the inning, Combs reached on his second single of the game, Beauchamp drew a walk, and Henricks brought both of those runs in to score with his double to left-center. By the end of the eighth, the Foresters had established an 11 -5 lead. TMU would bring one more across in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough. Combs went 2-for-4 on the day.

Tanner Wyse got the start and the win for HU. This was his sixth win of the season. Wyse pitched 6 2/3 innings, scattering nine hits and only allowing one earned run. Tarrin Beachy came on in the seventh, allowing four runs on two hits before Coach Frame’s closer, Caleb Landrum, took the hill and recorded his eighth save of the season.

With the win, HU earns the right to play Faulkner University in the Montgomery bracket finals. The Foresters will have to defeat the Eagles twice in order to advance to the Avista-NAIA World Series in Lewiston, ID. HU’s record stands at 35 – 12.

Baseball

May 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Baseball Posted By: Athletic Office

The Foresters Baseball team brought their storied season to a close Wednesday night in a 4 – 8 decision against Faulkner University at Harrsion Field in the Montgomery Bracket of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round. This was HU’s second time facing top-seeded Faulkner here in Montgomery. The Eagles knocked the Foresters out of the winner’s bracket on Tuesday with a 3-0 shutout win.

A gritty and resilient Huntington team was bound and determined to avoid being shut-out a second time by Faulkner. The Eagles struck first with four runs in the third inning. A costly error plated Faulkner’s first run and was followed by a three-run home run to cap their four-run inning.

Andy Roser provided a much-needed offensive spark in the top of the fourth with a solo shot over the left field wall to put HU on the board.

Faulkner added three more in the fifth with a solo home run and back-to-back RBI singles.

HU responded again in the sixth inning. In back-to-back at-bats, Shea Beauchamp and Dylan Henricks were hit by pitches which gave HU two runners on with no outs. An Andy Roser ground out to second advanced both Beauchamp and Henricks. Will Coursen-Carr drew a walk to load the bases and Tyler Zimske was also hit by a pitch which resulted in Beauchamp scoring HU’s second run of the game.

Coach McCarthy’s crew was able to manufacture one more run in their half of the seventh, this time on another RBI single to right-center.

The Foresters weren’t done yet. Henricks led off the eighth with a solo home run. The solo shot was Henricks’ second of the day, having gone yard earlier against TMU. In the top of the ninth inning, Tyler Zimske also hit his second home run of the day when he unloaded on a ball that cleared the left field score board to bring the game back within four, but that’s as close as they would get.

Conner West took the loss for the HU. He pitched four innings, allowing five hits and six earned runs while also striking out two batters. Tarrin Beachy, Mason Coy, and Caleb Landrum also contributed on the mound. The bullpen trio pitched scattered four hits and two earned runs while striking out seven and only walking two in their four innings of relief.

While reflecting on this tremendous season and the careers of his 11 seniors, here’s what Coach Frame had to say about his team, “This is the best team I have ever had and a tremendous group of kids. They fought for three days in 90-degree heat, but just ran into a Faulkner team that was better. It is tough for this season to come to an end.”

The Foresters wrap up the year with an overall record of 35 – 13.

Best wishes to seniors Will Coursen-Carr, Tanner Wyse, Dalton Combs, TJ Lindstrand, Dylan Henricks, Michael Crowley, Shea Beauchamp, Andy Roser, Mason Coy, Drew McLochlin, and Tyson Dietrich.

Baseball

May 16, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Baseball Posted By: Athletic Office

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An 11-hour drive, a different time zone, and temperatures in the low 90s proved to be non-factors for the red-hot Forester’s baseball team as they opened up play in the NAIA Opening Round baseball tournament on Monday. HU posted a 12-6 win over the #2-seeded St. Thomas University Bobcats (FL) at Harrison Field on Faulkner University’s campus. Coach Frame’s crew came in to the tournament as the #3 seed in the Montgomery bracket carrying a 34-11 overall record.
As has been the case for the Foresters this season, they wasted no time scoring early and scoring often. After a double to right-center from Adam Roser, senior slugger Shea Beauchamp put Huntington on the board with a two-run blast over the left-center field wall to give HU the early 2-0 advantage. That lead proved to be short-lived, though, as St. Thomas’s Palenzuela delivered a two-run shot of his own in the Bobcats’ half of the 1st inning.
Roser helped HU regain the lead in the 2nd by delivering his second two-bagger of the game down the right field line to bring around Will Coursen-Carr, who reached on a walk earlier in the inning. St. Thomas added three more runs of their own over the next four innings while keeping HU’s bats at bay.
A Bobcat pitching change in the top of the 7th was just the spark HU needed. Beauchamp opened the inning by wearing a pitch on his left shoulder which was followed by a Dylan Henricks seeing-eye single to left center. By way of a two-out, three-run homerun to left field off the bat of senior transfer, Will Coursen-Carr, helped HU regain the lead, which HU would not relinquish. Tyler Zimske followed the home run with a stand-up double and would come around to score in the same frame to give HU a 7-5 lead.
The Forester bats continued to baffle STU’s pitching staff. Two more timely hits, this time from the bat of senior third-baseman, Andy Roser, accounted for four of HU’s final five runs in the 8th and 9th innings to help them cruise to the 12 – 6 finale. Roser finished the day with two hits and 4 RBI. His brother, Adam Roser collected three hits, two for extra bases. Henricks finished the night with two hits and Coursen-Carr tallied two hits as well as three RBI. Tarrin Beachy got the win on the mound for HU for his fifth win of the season. He came on in relief for starter, Mason Shinabery, who gave up five runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings. Beachy tossed a masterful 2 1/3 innings, allowing one run on four hits. Caleb Landrum pitched the final 1 1/3 inning, allowing zero runs on zero hits to close the game. Here is what Coach Frame had to say about his team’s performance: “I didn’t think we were great today, but we just kept grinding out at-bats. Mason kept us in the game and Tarrin and Caleb gave us a lift in relief. St. Thomas is an outstanding team and we feel fortunate to get the win.”
With their game 1 win, HU stays in the winner’s bracket and will face #1 seed Faulkner University on Tuesday at 4:30 pm EDT.

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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 …