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October 12, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington men’s soccer team suffered its first league loss, a 2-0 decision, Wednesday night to the top team in the Crossroads League in Spring Arbor University. With this loss, HU drops to 5-3-4 overall, 1-1-2 in conference action, while SAU improves to 11-2 overall, 4-0 in league play.

The Cougars, currently 19th in the country, are getting the job done at both ends of the field and tonight was business as usual for the hosts. They entered the contest ranked 11th in the NAIA in total shutouts with six while also boasting one of the nation’s top scorers in Morris Kamara, sitting 8th nationally in total goals with 13.

While Huntington didn’t allow Kamara to find back netting, Alex Sokalski opened up scoring for SAU with a PK just before halftime and then 15 minutes into the second period, Baba Valdmanis ripped a shot from outside the 18 to account for the final score of the night.

Even though Spring Arbor logged nearly twice as many shots as HU, a 13-7 difference, shots on frame were similar with the Cougars holding a slight 7-6 advantage. Corner kicks favored the hosts as well 5-3.

It wasn’t the result Coach Lawson and crew were hoping for but the skipper remains optimistic about his team’s play. “I can’t help but get excited about this team – our fight and desire allowed us to take away many positives from tonight’s match.

“Spring Arbor is a solid side and makes few mistakes while punishing their opponents who do,” said Lawson. “A couple of lapses did us in tonight but we will be better on Saturday!”

Troy Hester took the loss in frame for the Foresters. He finished with five saves.

Huntington returns to the friendly confines of King Stadium on Saturday to host Mount Vernon at 2:00 p.m.


October 12, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

For the second straight year, the Crossroads League has tabbed junior Ignacio Poncio and sophomore Rodrigo Manzo as All-Conference honorees.

For Poncio, it marks his third All-Conference award in as many years. Playing at HU’s No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles, the Argentina native logged a 7-2 record in singles action while posting six wins against three losses in doubles play to guide the Foresters to a third place finish in the conference standings. His overall record this fall was 12-3 in singles and 9-5 in doubles.

As Huntington’s No. 2 player, Manzo was unblemished at 8-0 in singles play against his league foes while racking up a 7-1 record at the #2 spot in doubles action. The San Luis Potosi, Mexico, native finished the fall with an overall 13-2 singles record and an 8-6 doubles record.

Huntington wrapped up the fall season with an overall record of 9-4 and a conference record of 7-2.

This Week in HU Sports

October 9, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

Oct. 11– W. Soccer vs Spring Arbor University @ 4:00 PM
Oct. 13 – M. JV Soccer vs University of Saint Francis @ 4:00 PM
Oct. 14 – M. Soccer vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene University @ 2:00 PM


Oct. 11 – Volleyball @ Goshen College @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 11 – M. Soccer @ Spring Arbor University @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 13-14– Volleyball @ Indian Tech Invitational @ 2:30pm/4:30pm-12pm/2pm
Oct. 13-14 – W. Golf @ IU Kokomo Invitational @ 12:30pm/9am
Oct. 14 – W. Soccer @ Mt. Vernon Nazarene University @ 3:00 PM

Go Foresters!!

Fundraising Bowling night!!

October 9, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Fundraising Bowling night!! Posted By: Hanna Loadholtz

The Huntington University bowling program has partnered with Rainbow Lanes to put on a fun bowling night to help raise money for this season.
When: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Rainbow Lanes in downtown Huntington
What: $20 per person for cosmic glow bowling!
Includes: 2 games & shoes, 1 pizza & pitcher of pop per lane. (Based on a minimum of 5 people per team/lane)

Limited space available & must turn in money and register ahead of time.
Please email Hanna Loadholtz (Loadholtzh@huntington.edu) or Jake Neely (NeelyJ@huntington.edu) with any questions.


October 9, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss to Indiana Wesleyan University in the Crossroads League Tournament Championship at Sutter Tennis Center Saturday morning.

For the Foresters, it was their first trip to the league finals under Coach Ferguson’s tutelage. For the Wildcats, it proved to be their 26th straight league tournament championship. Today’s win also gives IWU a berth to the NAIA National Tournament in May.

Huntington entered the tournament as the 3rd seed and their road to the finals included a 7-2 win over 6th-seeded Grace in the quarterfinals and a 5-3 upset over 2nd-seeded Marian in the semis.

“I am very proud of all the hard work and focus the team displayed this fall culminating in a memorable win over Marian University in the semifinals and a spot in the Crossroads League Tournament Finals,” said Coach Ferguson.

HU wraps up the fall portion of their schedule with an overall record of 14-3.

#1 – Constanze Golz (HU) vs. Lizzie Bauss (IWU) – DNF
#2 – Meg Dolde (HU) vs. Alex Mella (IWU) – DNF
#3 – Thewuni Devaraja (IWU) def. Lanae Singleton (HU) 6-1, 6-0
#4 – Charlotte Seth (HU) vs. Olivia Reed (IWU) – DNF
#5 – Marissa Klein (IWU) def. Lisa Colling (HU) 6-1, 6-0
#6 – Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) vs. Laura Moore (IWU) – DNF

#1 – Mella/Bauss (IWU) def. Golz/Dolde (HU) 8-3
#2 – Reed/Davaraja (IWU) def. Singleton/Colling (HU) 8-4
#3 – Klein/Moore (IWU) def. Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) 8-5


October 9, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington women’s soccer team came up just short of playing spoiler to Indiana Wesleyan’s homecoming as they took the #RV Wildcats to double OT before suffering a 2-1 loss on a windy Saturday afternoon.

The loss is HU’s first in league play as they move to 2-1 in Crossroads League action, 6-5-1 overall.

IWU (8-1-2, 1-1-1) struck first just before halftime to take a 1-0 lead into break. Matéa Knispel wasted little time drawing things even when she blasted a free kick off the crossbar and off the IWU keeper into back netting for the 1-1 stalemate ten minutes into the second half.

Knispel has scored in six of HU’s last seven matches. She has 13 goals on the year.

Neither team could crack the others’ defense through regulation or the first extra period but five minutes in the second OT, Tia Sanford logged her fourth game-winner of the season for the abrupt ending.

IWU finished with 20 shots, 12 on target, while their visitors totaled 16 shots, eight on frame. Paige Coolman, finishing with eight saves, took the loss in goal for HU.

“No loss is ever easy but this one is particularly difficult because we let it slip away right at the end,” said Coach Burge. “This was a really tough fought battle from start to finish. We did come out a little flat in the first half but I’m extremely proud of the ladies for pulling it together and kicking it in gear in the second half.

“It’s an unfortunate loss but we’re ready to turn the page on Monday and prepare for our next match. We will learn from what happened and move forward.”

HU has a tall order on Wednesday when they host #2 Spring Arbor at 4:00 p.m.


October 9, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Homecoming fans got their money’s worth Saturday afternoon at King Stadium as the HU men’s soccer team went to double OT against Goshen College that finished in a 1-1 draw. The tie is Huntington’s fourth of year as the move to 5-2-4 overall, 1-0-2 in league play.

Just three games into the conference portion of their season, Coach Lawson’s crew is sitting in fourth.

It was a proverbial tale of two halves for the hosts. “I was extremely excited about what we were able to create offensively in the first half,” said Coach Lawson. “But, unfortunately, we weren’t able to adjust to Goshen’s tweaks at halftime. Credit Goshen – they’re a strong team.”

Matheus Louzada scored HU’s goal 15 minutes after kick-off when Luke Unger found him in behind Goshen’s defense for a 1-0 tilt. It was a lead that stood through halftime as the Foresters controlled the opening 45 minutes, posting seven shots to GC’s three.

While HU got off another seven shots in the second half, the Maple Leafs took control, firing nine shots which included their equalizer in the 69th minute. It proved to be the game’s final score as neither team, each logging three shots in the extra periods, could find back netting again.

Huntington finished with seven shots on frame to Goshen’s six. The Foresters also won the corner kick battle 5-3.

“I am very proud of the boys for their grit and their ‘bend don’t break’ mentality,” said Lawson. “The bottom line is – we got a valuable point today.”

Next up for the Foresters is a trip to Spring Arbor Wednesday to face the 19-ranked Cougars under the lights at 7:00 p.m.


October 9, 2017 Sports Comments Off on CROSS COUNTRY Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU cross country team competed in the Bethel College Invitational on Friday night where the Forester men ran to an 11th place finish out of 14 teams while the women’s team didn’t score as a team.

Kevin Moser ran a 27:31.5 to pace the men with a 41st place finish out of 178 runners. Elijah Chesterman clocked in at 27:51.4 for 47th place. Adrien Gentie crossed the line next for HU in 28:27.2 for 60th place.

Sunshine state teammates Elston Jones (29:02.7) and CJ Robertson (29:05.9) rounded out the scoring by finishing 69th and 71st respectively. Other runners for Huntington included Zach McIntyre (79th, 29:24.4), Kody Ahrens (80th, 29:27.3), Codi Wiersema (131st, 30:05.2), Cody Feisel (144th, 30:33.9), Justin Ayres (150th, 31:06.8) and Joseph Landon (176th, 37:06.3).

Cornerstone won the men’s 8K race with 63 points followed by Taylor (83), Aquinas (92), Marian (133), Madonna (145), Goshen (157), Saint Xavier (193), Indiana Tech (211), Grace (268), Bethel (272), HU (288), Robert Morris (297), Spring Arbor (315) and IU Northwest (445).

In the women’s 5K, the Foresters started with five runners but ended with four so no team score was registered. Bianca Tisdale turned in a 21:08.0 for 109th place to lead HU. Aspen Dirr finished in 21:20.0 for 120th place. Claiming 152nd place in 22:09.7 was Rachael Smelser while MacKenzie Bobeck ran a 23:49.1 for 180th place.

Coach Miller’s crew is back in action in two weeks to compete in the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge hosted by Aquinas College on October 21.


October 9, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Lancers of Grace College played spoiler to HU’s homecoming by sweeping the Forester volleyball team (-18, -21, -24) Friday night at Platt Arena. It’s the Foresters’ second loss to Grace (14-9, 7-4) this season as they drop to 10-13 overall, 5-7 league play.

With six regular season CL matches remaining, Huntington is sitting in sixth but remain in the hunt for a top four finish in the final standings as just one game separates spots 4-6.

The Lancers held a lead throughout set one and most of the second set before the Foresters kept things close in the final set. The match featured 16 ties and four lead changes with 13 of those ties and three of those lead changes coming in the final set.

Coach Shondell summed it up well. “This was a match we needed to win and we didn’t come out of the gate like we knew that.”

As a team, HU registered 36 kills and a .109 hitting percentage while their visitors recorded 43 kills and a .207 hitting percentage. It was another balanced attack for the Foresters with Danielle Gurwell finishing with a team-high eight kills. Josie Beaver and Haley Longley tallied seven kills apiece while Lauren Cresse added six.

Jenna Tacosik spearheaded the offense by handing out 31 assists. Kate Cobb posted 20 digs. Ariene Butler and Mikayla Carpenter collected 13 digs each.

“We’re trying new things and having some growing pains with that, but need to limit our errors a lot more,” said Shondell.

The Foresters head to Goshen on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. clash with the Maple Leafs.


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

It was survive and advance for the 3rd-seeded Huntington women’s tennis team as they pulled off the upset over 2nd-seeded Marian University in the semifinals of the Crossroads League tournament Thursday afternoon at the Indy Racquet Club East.

The Foresters earned a point in doubles play before collecting four more in singles action to secure the win. Anastasiia Evstifeeva earned the final point for HU at #6 singles for a 5-3 final as play was stopped once HU tipped the scales for the W.

Not only does the win catapult HU to the finals of the tourney where they will face top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, it also marks the first Forester win over the Knights since September of 2008 when they handed MU a 5-4 loss.

Coach Ferguson’s crew is 14-2 on the year.

#1 – Constanze Golz (HU) def. Elise Betscher (MU) 6-3, 6-1
#2 – Meg Dolde (HU) def. Maria Lueken (MU) 6-3, 6-4
#3 – Maria Angela Sunga (MU) def. Lanae Singleton (HU) 6-1, 6-1
#4 – Charlotte Seth (HU) vs. Anne Taylor (MU) – DNF
#5 – Lisa Colling (HU) def. Mary Mullaney (MU) (HU) 6-2, 6-3
#6 – Anastasiia Evstifeeva (HU) def. Alex Griebling (MU) def. 5-7, 7-6, 6-3

#1 – Betscher/Sunga (MU) def. Golz/Dolde (HU) 8-4
#2 – Singleton/Colling (HU) def. Lueken/Taylor (MU) 8-2
#3 – Mullaney/Emma Wood (MU) def. Evstifeeva/Seth (HU) 8-3


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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 …