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October 16, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s soccer team knocked off one of the top teams in the nation Saturday afternoon by handing #RV Mount Vernon Nazarene University a 2-1 loss. The Cougars are currently ranked 28th in the country.

With this W, Huntington (7-6-1) jumps into third place in the league standings with a CL record of 3-2 while MVNU (8-4-1) drops into fifth with a 2-2-1 league record.

Matéa Knispel entered the contest ranked 21st in the NAIA in total goals with 13 and added two more to her total by day’s end. Her first goal came at the 4:09 mark when she rocketed a shot far post from 20 out for a quick 1-0 advantage.

The Cougars answered within 18 minutes to knot things up at 1-1. The stalemate continued well beyond halftime and looked as if things could head to OT but a hard foul on Knispel in the box with seven minutes remaining quickly changed all that. The junior midfielder dusted herself off and calmly drilled the PK for what proved to be the game-winner, her fourth of the year.

Shots were similar with Mount Vernon holding a slight 18-16 advantage. The Cougars tallied nine on frame while their visitors finished with eight.

Paige Coolman picked up the win in goal. The senior keeper posted eight saves.

“Today’s win came at a critical point for us as we looked to get back in the win column,” said Coach Burge. “It certainly wasn’t our cleanest game of the season but the girls battled hard against a very tough Mount Vernon squad.

“We fought for 90 minutes from end to end and showed plenty of grit to get the job done. We look forward to cleaning up a few things before our match on Wednesday.”

Huntington plays under the lights at Grace on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.


October 16, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington men’s soccer team (6-3-4) jumped two spots in the league standings with a 2-0 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene University (7-7, 2-3) Saturday afternoon at King Stadium. The Foresters are now sitting in fourth place among their league peers with a 2-1-2 CL record.

For senior Troy Hester, it was his second clean sheet of the season and the fifth time HU has shutout its opponent.

Less than 60 seconds in, the Cougars were whistled with a handball in the box and Matheus Louzada was quick to convert the ensuing penalty kick to give his team an early lead that proved permanent. The goal was his sixth of the year, the 14th of his career.

Nineteen minutes later, HU struck once more and Louzada again had a hand in it. This time he split the Cougar defense with a pass into Bradey Gerke who blasted it home for the 2-0 advantage that stuck.

The match was a hard fought battle in which shots were hard to come by. Mount Vernon finished with seven shots, two on frame, while HU tallied six, half of which were on goal. The Cougars have scored just once in their last three outings and are currently riding a three-game losing streak.

“This was an excellent response by the boys from the previous game that we felt let get away from us,” said Coach Lawson referring to HU’s recent 2-0 loss to #19 Spring Arbor.

“Matheus continues to shine and it was great to see us capitalize early on our opportunities. This was a great team win – we had a resolute back line with big games from Stevie, Danny and Migs in the midfield.”

Huntington hosts Grace on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.


October 16, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU volleyball team wrapped up the weekend at the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament hosted by Indiana Tech with a pair of five-set losses to drop to 12-16 on the year. The Foresters now turn their attention back to league play as they have five regular season CL matches to go before postseason.

Against Lawrence Tech, the Foresters tallied 63 kills to LTU’s 54 but uncharacteristically had nine service errors to the Blue Devils’ three and were out-blocked 13-7 for the loss, 25-12, 16-25, 25-17, 24-26, 15-13.

Tailor Schultheis continued the hot hand offensively by following up her 19-kill performance against IU Southeast yesterday with a match-best 17 kills against Lawrence Tech. Danielle Gurwell added 15 kills and Josie Beaver finished with 11. Jenna Tacosik handled the bulk of the setting to finish with a team-high 36 assists.

Kate Cobb didn’t miss a beat from yesterday by tallying a match-best 32 digs.

Despite a short turnaround, HU started their match with IU Kokomo by winning the opening set before settling for their third straight loss, 23-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-13, 15-8. The Cougars (18-8) have won 13 straight which includes going 4-0 over the weekend to be deemed the tournament champions. IUK lost just four sets over the two-day tourney, half of those coming from HU.

After posting a new career-best 15 kills against Lawrence Tech, Gurwell bettered her best by recording 17 kills against IU Kokomo. Beaver collected 15 kills to establish a new season-high. Setting was a shared effort with Emily Hubby running the offense the final three sets to finish with a team-high 26 assists.

Defensively, Cobb turned in the best performance of her career with 44 digs. Her dig total for the weekend was 131 and for her efforts was named to the All-Tournament Team.

At the net, Beaver finished with 2.5 of her team’s ten blocks. The 5-10 middle currently leads the league in blocking and after this weekend, she landed the third spot in the HU record books for blocks in a career with 405.

While Coach Shondell was hoping for a few more wins this weekend, he was pleased with his team’s performance. “The purpose of this weekend was to test us and prepare us for this final stretch of conference play. And we accomplished that.

“The results are certainly not what we wanted, and we absolutely feel like we ought to be coming home with three or four victories rather than a 1-3 weekend finish, but we played good teams and did nothing but battle the whole way.”

He especially like the leadership a trio of seniors offered. “I was very pleased with Kate’s defensive efforts. At times, they kept us in the game.

“Josie worked her absolute tail off all weekend and today was no different. We lost two of our three setters by the end of the day and you couldn’t ask for a better emotional and focused response to the situation than what we got out of Emily.”

Huntington returns to Platt Arena on Wednesday to host Taylor at 7:00 p.m.


October 16, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on BOWLING Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU bowling team competed in the Midwest Bowling Classic last weekend for the first Tier 1 tournament of the year. There were 40 men’s teams and 32 women’s teams that competed at AMF Bowlero Lanes with the Forester men bringing home a 21st place finish the HU women claiming 16th.

“It was a roller coaster kind of weekend,” said Coach Shockey. “Both teams were solid on Saturday but Sunday we struggled with spares. I’m hopeful that the big lesson everyone took away from the weekend is that even when scores are higher, spares are still important in keeping up with the scoring pace.”

The Huntington women were led by Lily Rutherford who averaged 195 for six games on Saturday and for her efforts finished 21st for the all-tournament team portion of the tournament. As a team, HU finished with a pin total of 8,042 with the winning team, Saint Ambrose (IA), tallying 9,102 pins.

“We had a lot of good things come out of this weekend,” said Shockey. “The ladies did a good job of working together and bowling as a team. We’re going to get better at playing different angles and making spares, so we’ll see the finish positions get a lot better as the year progresses.”

Austin Schultz paced the Forester men with a 219 six-game average. Like Rutherford, Schultz also finished in 21st in the all-tournament team portion of the tournament. Huntington finished with a pin total of 8,984. Calumet College of St. Joseph took home the men’s title with 10,050 pins.

“The guys are seeing that we have the talent to compete with any school, but we don’t yet have the consistency and spare shooting to compete over an entire weekend,” said Shockey. “Once we get some more experience under our belts and a few adjustments to spare shooting angles, we’ll be in the hunt for some top finishes.”

Next up for the Foresters is the Western Shootout on October 21-22.


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

The Crossroads League announced its 2017 women’s tennis All-Conference Team and among the list of honorees were senior Constanze Golz and sophomore Meg Dolde.

As HU’s No. 1 player, Golz earned her fourth All-Conference badge. She posted a 5-4 record in singles action in Crossroads League play and finished the fall season with an overall singles record of 13-6.

Dolde claimed Huntington’s No. 2 spot in singles play where she racked up seven wins against just two losses against her league peers. She boasted an overall singles record of 15-4 this fall.

The German duo teamed up to represent the Foresters at #1 doubles and accumulated a 7-2 record in league play and an overall record of 14-6. Together they paced their team to a third place finish in the CL regular season standings and a trip to the finals of the league tournament.

After handing 6th-seeded Grace a 7-2 loss in the quarterfinals, the Foresters enjoyed a 5-3 upset over 2nd-seeded Marian, HU’s first win over the Knights since 2008, in the semis to earn a spot in the CL championship where top-seeded IWU claimed the conference title.

Huntington finished the fall with an overall record of 14-3 and CL record of 7-2.


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

Up against one of the nation’s best, the HU women’s soccer team held their own before dropping a 2-0 decision to #2 Spring Arbor University Wednesday afternoon to drop to 6-6-1 overall, 2-2 in league play.

The Cougars (12-1, 4-0) entered the contest averaging nearly four goals per contest behind the league’s leading scorer in Bethany Balcer but a feisty Forester squad made sure SAU’s typical outing didn’t hold true at King Stadium. After giving up an early goal and another just before halftime, HU held their visitors scoreless over the final 45 minutes to make for the 2-0 final.

It’s just the fifth time this year that last year’s national runners-up were held to just two goals.

The Cougars posted 20 shots, 13 on frame, to Huntington’s four. Spring Arbor also won the corner kick battle 11-0.

Paige Coolman took the loss in goal. The senior keeper tallied ten saves.

“Losing is never easy, but a loss against a national powerhouse on an evening where we played solid possession soccer, even under wet conditions, gives reason to be proud,” said Coach Burge. “But more than that these ladies played with an emphasis on teamwork and communication, putting together multiple scoring opportunities.

“Though we wanted a win, we walked off the field heads held high and ready for Saturday.”

Coach Burge’s crew heads to Mount Vernon on Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. matchup with the Cougars.


October 12, 2017 Sports News 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.


October 12, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester volleyball team needed a set to get warmed up before taking it to Goshen College (10-12, 3-7) Wednesday night for a 3-1 win, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-14. The W completes the regular season sweep over the Maple Leafs as HU opened up league play with a 3-1 decision over GC back on August 30.

Since taking over the reins in 2015, Coach Shondell has enjoyed a 4-2 record against Goshen.

The Maple Leafs were the aggressors in the first set before Huntington came alive and took over the match, giving up the lead just one time in the final three sets.

“Goshen is a much better team than their record suggests and they came after us early,” said Coach Shondell. “We really picked up our offensive aggressiveness in the latter three sets and that’s what helped us set the tone for the remainder of the match.

“Our middles were workhorses and their numbers show it. When we can have them as involved as they were tonight, we’re awfully hard to beat.”

Josie Beaver was one of those middles. The 5-10 senior posted 11 kills and a .429 hitting percentage to go along with three blocks. HU’s other middle Lauren Cresse tallied similar numbers with nine kills and three blocks while Tailor Schultheis shared game-high kill honors with Beaver by registering 11. She also finished with two blocks as the Foresters out-blocked their hosts 12-8.

Setting was a joint responsibility with Emily Hubby and Breanna Levings collecting 21 and 17 assists respectively. Backcourt defense was also a shared duty with Kate Cobb claiming 18 digs, Mikayla Carpenter adding 16 and Ariene Butler finishing with 11.

The Foresters are now 11-13 overall, 6-7 in league play which lands them in the middle of the pack in the conference standings with five regular season CL games to go. Next up for HU is the Liz Lykowski Memorial Invitational hosted by Indiana Tech on Friday and Saturday.


October 12, 2017 Sports News 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.

This Week in HU Sports

October 9, 2017 Sports News 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!!

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11:30 MLK Chapel Service

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …

Good-bye and Best Wishes Celebration for Cindy Kreps!

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Lisa Montany

Cindy Kreps is leaving Huntington University after over 13 years of faithful service. Help us wish Cindy well in her next adventure and give her your best wishes! When: Monday, January 15th from 12:00-1:30pm (just enough time to stop in over your lunch break)! Where: First floor foyer, Becker Hall …

MONDAY JANUARY 15, 11:30 – MLK Chapel Service

12 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …


Campus Update

18 Jan 2018

The Winter Board Retreat will take place on January 18-19 in Indianapolis. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

Spring Faculty Staff Convocation

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Community Enhancement Council

Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Campus Convocation Service. We’ll gather together Wednesday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this special event with your colleagues and co-workers. Please feel free to close your offices for this event.

Wellness Screening

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Jean Cole

SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Annual Wellness Screening Event will be held Monday, March 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Nursing Lab of the Science Hall. More details will be available soon.


Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor – 2nd Edition

8 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Mark Fairchild

The second updated and expanded edition of Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor just came out. In the second edition Fairchild added new cities and updated new archaeological information on some of the sites. The hardbound copy is published by Hendrickson Press and is available online or you can order …

All Campus Off Campus

29 Aug 2017 | Posted By: SGA

Hello, SGA is looking for faculty and staff members who would be interested in being drivers to and from ACOC and hanging out with students. ACOC is a retreat hosted by SGA each year for the student body, and we are continuing the tradition of having faculty and staff involved. …

Sports News


18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester women’s basketball team cruised to a 59-38 win over Goshen College Wednesday night at Platt Arena. The W completes the series sweep over GC with Huntington’s first win, a 51-44 decision, dating back to November 21. While it was a game that favored the hosts the entire evening, …


17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

After nearly a two-month break, the Forester bowling teams were back in action over the weekend at the Buckeye Baker Classic. This tournament featured 36 baker games before cutting to the top four for match play where both teams were outstanding. The HU men brought home the championship while the …


17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Wednesday’s Crossroads League clash was one for the books as Konner Platt drained a triple as time expired in overtime to lift the Huntington men’s basketball team past Goshen College 100-97. It marks the second time this season the Foresters have needed an extra period to claim a win as …