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

The Huntington volleyball team completed the regular season sweep over Spring Arbor University Wednesday night at SAU Fieldhouse. It was a convincing win as the Foresters won in three (-20, -21, -22), their second shutout over SAU and seventh of the season.

Ten points into sets one and three, the Foresters established a lead that proved permanent. It took a little longer in the middle set, as it wasn’t until HU held a 17-16 advantage that they never trailed again.

“We had fun tonight,” said Coach Shondell. “Nothing slowed us from finishing the match the way we wanted to.”

It was a much-needed quality win for Shondell’s crew as it snapped a four-game losing skid. Huntington improves to 10-12 overall, 5-6 in Crossroads League action.

For the sixth time this season, HU logged over a .200 hitting percentage as a team. They finished with 43 kills at a clip of .218 with a mix of Foresters getting in on the action. Jenna Tacosik directed the offense with 32 assists and made sure she didn’t play favorites as four of her teammates finished with at least seven kills.

Tailor Schultheis, Josie Beaver and Danielle Gurwell each logged eight kills while Haley Longley added seven as did Tacosik.

“I loved how balanced our offense was tonight,” said Shondell. “When you have as many quality pieces as we do, you don’t want to overload anybody. Jenna did a nice job tonight of distributing the ball.”

Mikayla Carpenter anchored the backcourt with a game-best 17 digs.

“It was a good step forward, but we need to maintain this level of play on Friday night,” said Shondell.

The Foresters host Grace College Friday night at 7:00 p.m. HU will look to avenge a 3-0 loss to the Lancers earlier this season.

MEN’S SOCCER

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

In one of their most productive offensive outings of the year, the Huntington men’s soccer team logged a 5-0 road win over the University of Saint Francis Wednesday afternoon. It was HU’s second highest number of goals scored on the season next to their 6-0 season opening win over IU East.

Today’s win also marked the Foresters’ third straight shutout over the Cougars. Huntington has outscored USF 13-0 the last three times these two local rivals have met.

Five different Foresters found back netting with Jake Erlandson sparking the score fest when he smashed a free kick past a line of USF defenders less than eight minutes in. Just before halftime, Ihsan Basaran made it 2-0 when he tallied his first collegiate goal on a corner kick for a two-goal lead heading into intermission.

It was rapid fire early in the in second half as HU scored three times in a six-minute span to put the game out of reach. Miguel de Sousa, Luke Unger and Ty Sproat, in that order, took turns breaking down the Cougar defense for easy scores.

It was a dominant performance and there was evidence to back that up in addition to the lopsided score as Huntington gave up just two shots, neither of which were on target, while generating 14 shots of their own, 12 of which were on goal.

Troy Hester spent the first 74 minutes in the frame before being relieved by Blake Cooke in HU’s fourth clean sheet of the year.

Coach Lawson was extremely pleased with his team’s play. “The boys were spot on today with their defensive energy and execution. We forced them into tight areas and that allowed us to get on the ball in their half.

“With five different scorers the offense was equal to the task. We had many positives today on both sides of the ball but our CMs stepped up and put their imprint on the game!”

Huntington improves to 5-2-3 overall, 1-0-1 in league play, while USF has not scored in their last three matches and drop to 3-8 overall, 0-2 in CL action. Next up for Coach Lawson’s squad is a home match on Saturday with Goshen at 2:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

October 4, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Crossroads League announced its 2017-2018 Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams and Coaches Poll on Tuesday with Huntington University junior Brooke Saylor among the list of honorees.

Saylor, HU’s top returning scorer and rebounder from a year ago, was tabbed a preseason Second Team All-Conference pick. The 5-10 forward averaged 8.2 points and a team-best 8.1 rebounds last season. Her rebounding prowess landed her the No. 4 spot among her league peers in total rebounds per game and the No. 5 spot in offensive rebounds per game (2.6).

Just like last year, the Foresters were selected sixth in the conference preseason poll. HU lived up to that billing last year with a conference record of 8-10. Coach Culler’s crew opens up 2017-2018 by hosting Olivet Nazarene University on October 31 at 7:00 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

October 4, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Three Forester men’s basketball players received preseason All-Conference accolades as announced by the Crossroads League office earlier today.

Headlining the announcement for HU was senior Mike Bush. The 5-7 point guard was voted preseason First Team after being named a First Teamer last season and leading the nation in assists with his 10.2 average along with pouring in 15.7 points per night.

Junior Tyler Arens was named a preseason Honorable Mention pick. The 6-8 forward transferred in from the University of Findlay last year and his impact was immediate as he chipped in 14.8 points and corralled 5.4 rebounds per game. He returns as HU’s leading rebounder and is second behind Bush as his team’s returning point getter.

Joining Arens on the Honorable Mention Team is sophomore Konner Platt. The Huntington native also averaged double-digit points last year (11.1) and for his efforts was named to the All-Freshmen Team.

Coach Platt’s crew was picked to finish ninth in the league’s preseason poll. The Foresters posted a 7-11 Crossroads League record last year for a 7th place finish in the regular season standings. HU’s season kicks off on November 1 when they host Saint Xavier at 7:00 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

October 4, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester women’s soccer team stretched their win streak to three with a 2-0 win over the University of Saint Francis Tuesday afternoon at King Stadium.

The W is also HU’s third straight shutout as they improve to 6-4-1 overall, 2-0 in league play. The loss is USF’s fourth consecutive as they drop to 6-5 overall, 0-2 in CL action.

The majority of the 90-minute contest was spent at Huntington’s offense end as evidenced by shots taken. HU posted 34 shots, 15 on frame, while limiting the Cougars to just one shot per half.

In addition to the lopsided shots, HU also registered ten corner kicks to USF’s one.

Matéa Knispel came into the match ranked 18th in the NAIA in total goals with 11 and added to her total when she snuck one side netting with 16 minutes left in the first half for the 1-0 advantage. Brandi Spear added an insurance goal with 12 minutes remaining when Tessy Geiss maneuvered around a few defenders and slotted a ball to Spear who landed it upper 90 for her ninth goal of the year.

Together the duo has accounted for 21 of their team’s 25 goals. At the other end of the pitch, the Foresters have given up just 12 goals through 11 matches. Senior Paige Coolman was credited with today’s win in frame, her third clean sheet of the year.

“Today we were focused on consistency which we certainly executed in terms of possession of the ball and defending from end to end,” said Coach Burge. “Overall, it was a beautiful game of soccer in that we created so many great looks.

“Looking forward, we have a few things to tighten up, but this crew is playing as a unit and we will continue to dial our play in together.”

The Foresters are back at it on Saturday when they travel to Indiana Wesleyan for a 1:30 p.m. matchup with the Wildcats.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

October 4, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The 3rd-seeded HU women’s tennis team disposed of 6th-seeded Grace College 7-2 Tuesday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts in quarterfinals of the Crossroads League tournament.

With this win, Coach Ferguson’s crew advances to the semifinals of the tourney to face 2nd-seeded Marian University on Thursday at MU Tennis Courts.

It was business as usual for the Foresters as they jumped out to a 2-1 advantage after doubles play and then gave up just one match in singles action to remain in firm control throughout. Of their 13 wins this season, the Foresters have won at least seven of the nine spots in all but one match.

Huntington’s record stands at 13-2 on the year.

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

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

MEN’S TENNIS

October 4, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The 3rd-seeded Forester men’s tennis team’s season came to a premature ending Tuesday night at Klopfenstein Courts as 6th-seeded Taylor University knocked off their hosts in quarterfinal action of the Crossroads League tournament.

It was a rollercoaster of emotions as HU found themselves down 2-1 after doubles play but quickly made up ground by winning three of the top four spots in singles action to surge ahead 4-3 with No. 5 and No. 6 singles remaining. Both matches went into three sets with the Trojans coming out on top for the come-from-behind win to advance to the semifinals of the tourney.

The win avenges TU’s 6-3 loss to the Foresters in regular season play. Huntington wraps up the fall season with an overall record of 10-4.

SINGLES RECAP
#1 – Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Christen Jacquottet (TU) 6-2, 6-2
#2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Salvador Lo Cascio (TU) 6-1, 6-2
#3 – Giovanni Martinez (HU) def. Andre Danelli (TU) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
#4 – Jake Herbruck (TU) def. Mariano Echevarria (HU) 6-4, 7-5
#5 – Stephen All (TU) def. Jacob Shelton (HU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
#6 – Alex Jung (TU) def. Brody Worl (HU) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

DOUBLES RECAP
#1 – Poncio/Echevarria (HU) def. Jung/Herbruck (TU) 9-8 (7-5)
#2 – Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Danelli/Jacquottet (TU) 8-2
#3 – All/Jacob Scott (TU) def. Luke Buttermore/Shelton (HU) 8-6

BOWLING

October 4, 2017 Sports Comments Off on BOWLING Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester bowling team opened up its season over the weekend at the Boilermaker Classic.

“The Boilermaker is a great tournament to start the season,” said Coach Mike Shockey. “It was a tough shot and showed the new players where we stand relative to other programs in the country. We are young and talented, so this weekend was an eye opening experience for the players.”

The HU women’s team came away with a 5th place finish out of 13 teams with a total of 6,910. Brianna Cearbaugh posted 1,007 pins over five games for a 201.40 average on Saturday to not only pace her team but also finish third individually and earn All-Tournament honors.

After Saturday’s five team games, HU sat in third as a team with 4,348 pins. Sunday’s shot proved difficult for all the teams and Huntington especially felt the hardship as they dropped two spots after their 16 baker game score of 2,562.

The Foresters also competed with a JV team that finished 4th out of six JV teams. HU was paced by Brianna Fish who turned in a 834 on Saturday to finish 28th individually with a five-game average of 166.80.

“We were really happy with the girls on the lanes this weekend,” said Shockey. “They did a good job of working together and learned just how fast the lane pattern can and will change at the collegiate level.”

The Huntington men managed an 11th place finish out of a field of 20 teams. The Foresters were led by left-hander David Miller who claimed 31st overall with a high game of 242. Shockey’s crew ended day one in 11th place with 4,442 points after five team games and despite struggling to find strikes on Sunday, they maintained their No. 11 spot after 16 baker games. Huntington finished with 7,162 pins for the weekend.

Huntington was also represented in the JV tourney where they brought home 9th place out of 14 JV teams. Leading the way was Tim Topp who placed 38th individually with a 188.8 average. They entered Sunday in 7th place with a score of 4,392 but fell two spots after their 16 baker games to finish with a total of 7,016 pins.

“As young as the team is, it was good to see how well they shot spares and kept working to find the right line to the pocket,” said Shockey. “Our communication was pretty good all weekend and we learned a lot about how to bowl collegiately.”

The Foresters are back at it this weekend to compete in the Midwest Bowling Classic in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

CROSS COUNTRY

October 3, 2017 Sports Comments Off on CROSS COUNTRY Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester Cross Country teams headed south over the weekend to compete in the Louisville Classic where the HU men claimed 11th among 21 NAIA and NCAA Division III teams while HU women finished 30th out of a field of 38 NAIA and NCAA Division III teams.

Freshman Adrien Gentie crossed the line first for the Foresters in 27:19.52 to finish 34th out of 306 runners. Kevin Moser also finished in the top 50 of the loaded field by clocking in at 27:27.86 for 46th place.

Elijah Chesterman ran to a 57th place finish in 27:35.64. Nick Childs (28:41.06) and Codi Wiersema (28:48.64) rounded out HU’s scoring by finishing 127th and 130th respectively.

Other Huntington runners in the 8K included Elston Jones (150th, 29:12.99), Kody Ahrens (152nd, 29:13.12), Zach McIntyre (29:30.28), CJ Robertson (29:35.08) and Cody Feisel (30:12.08).

Junior Aspen Dirr returned to the Forester line-up and had an outstanding 5K to finish 26th out of 305 runners by posting a time of 19:58.72. Bianca Tisdale came in next for HU in 21:30.02 for 120th place. Kelsey Graber finished 160th in 22:06.42 while Rachael Smelser clocked in at 22:31.84 for 177th place. MacKenzie Bobeck rounded out the scoring with a 234th place finish in 24:29.30.

Huntington has a quick turnaround as they will be back in action on Friday at the Bethel Invitational.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

October 3, 2017 Sports Comments Off on CROSS COUNTRY Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester Cross Country teams headed south over the weekend to compete in the Louisville Classic where the HU men claimed 11th among 36 NAIA and NCAA Division III teams while HU women finished 30th out of a field of 38 NAIA and NCAA Division III teams.

Freshman Adrien Gentie crossed the line first for the Foresters in 27:19.52 to finish 34th out of 306 runners. Kevin Moser also finished in the top 50 of the loaded field by clocking in at 27:27.86 for 46th place.

Elijah Chesterman ran to a 57th place finish in 27:35.64. Nick Childs (28:41.06) and Codi Wiersema (28:48.64) rounded out HU’s scoring by finishing 127th and 130th respectively.

Other Huntington runners in the 8K included Elston Jones (150th, 29:12.99), Kody Ahrens (152nd, 29:13.12), Zach McIntyre (29:30.28), CJ Robertson (29:35.08) and Cody Feisel (30:12.08).

Junior Aspen Dirr returned to the Forester line-up and had an outstanding 5K to finish 26th out of 305 runners by posting a time of 19:58.72. Bianca Tisdale came in next for HU in 21:30.02 for 120th place. Kelsey Graber finished 160th in 22:06.42 while Rachael Smelser clocked in at 22:31.84 for 177th place. MacKenzie Bobeck rounded out the scoring with a 234th place finish in 24:29.30.

Huntington has a quick turnaround as they will be back in action on Friday at the Bethel Invitational.

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BLOOD DRIVE — NOVEMBER 15

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!!!

$20 GIFT CARD

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 …

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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 – …

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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!

Academic

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 …

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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 …