Home » Sports News » Recent Articles:

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

November 1, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was off to the races Wednesday night for the HU women’s basketball team as they opened up their season against #23 Olivet Nazarene University in a 107-92 ball game that favored the visiting Tigers.

It was more like a track meet than basketball game as ONU plays a Grinnell-based brand of basketball that incorporates a continual full-court press, a fast-paced offense, an emphasis on offensive rebounds, a barrage of three-point shots and substitutions of five players at a time every 45 to 60 seconds.

Their style of play was effective through the opening 20 minutes as the Tigers knocked down nine threes, forced 23 turnovers and scored 26 points in the paint to take a 62-40 lead into intermission.

A chance to regroup and catch their breath was just what the Foresters needed as they spent the third quarter cutting the leading in half. Junior point guard Maddie Richer, despite having at least two defenders swarming her throughout the game, spearheaded the HU comeback by knocking down a triple to start the second half.

Richer would go on to drain two more long balls and a pair of free throws in the quarter that saw the hosts whittle the lead to single digits at 75-66 with just over a minute remaining before settling for a 77-66 deficit by the quarter break.

Cindy In’t Groen scored down low for two of her six points to open the fourth to trim the lead back to single digits but it would be as close as things would get as the Tigers pieced together a 10-4 run to build the lead back to 15 which proved to be the difference by game’s end.

When all was said and done, Huntington outscored ONU 52-45 in the second half by going 19-for-33 from the field and 11-for-14 from the line in the final twenty minutes. For the game, the Foresters shot 53.8 percent (35-for-65) from the floor and 75.0 percent (18-for-24) from the charity stripe.

Sarah Fryman was a rebound short of a double double as the sophomore forward dropped in a career-and game-high 22 points and collected a game-best nine rebounds, six of which were offensive, to go along with five assists.

Richer also established a new career-high with 17 points, 12 of which came from behind the arc, and dished out four assists. Hailey Krewald posted some big numbers by scoring 15 points, corralling seven rebounds and swiping a game-best five steals. Brooke Saylor finished with eight points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Jess Learned topped Olivet Nazarene with 18 points as one of five Tigers in double digits. Maggie Schmidt added 15, Capriana Christian poured in 13 while Trinity Davis and Stef Bazigos registered 12 and ten points respectively.

HU won the battle of the boards 39-34 and while the Tigers collected 16 offensive rebounds to Huntington’s 14, Culler’s crew still managed to outscore their visitors 16-11 on second chance points.

The Foresters (0-1) are back in action on Friday when they host Cornerstone at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Crossroads League/WHAC Classic.

This Week in HU Sports

October 31, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

HOME:
Tues, Oct. 31– W. Basketball vs Olivet Nazarene University @ 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 1 – M. Basketball vs St. Xavier University (IL) @ 7:00 PM
Wed. Nov. 1 – W. Soccer vs Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (OH) @ 12:00 PM
Wed. Nov. 1 – M. Soccer vs Bethel College @ 3:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 3 – W. Basketball Crossroads League/WHAC Classic vs Cornerstone @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – W. Basketball Crossroads League/WHAC Classic vs Aquinas @ 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – M. Basketball vs Concordia University @ 3:00 PM

AWAY:

Wed, Nov. 1 – Volleyball @ Bethel College @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – Cross Country @ Crossroads League Championships, Carmel, IN @ 10:30 AM
Sat, Nov. 4 – Volleyball, Crossroads League Tournament TBD

Go Foresters!!

This Week in HU Sports

October 30, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion

HOME:
Tues, Oct. 31– W. Basketball vs Olivet Nazarene University @ 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 1 – M. Basketball vs St. Xavier University (IL) @ 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov. 3 – W. Basketball Crossroads League/WHAC Classic vs Cornerstone @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – W. Basketball Crossroads League/WHAC Classic vs Aquinas TBD
Sat, Nov. 4 – M. Basketball vs Concordia University TBD

AWAY:

Nov. 1-11 – M. Soccer, Crossroads League Tournament TBD
Wed, Nov. 1 – Volleyball @ Bethel College @ 7:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 4 – Cross Country @ Crossroads League Championships, Carmel, IN @ 10:30 AM
Sat, Nov. 4 – Volleyball, Crossroads League Tournament TBD
Nov. 4-11 – W. Soccer Crossroads League Tournament TBD

Go Foresters!!

VOLLEYBALL

October 30, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Friday night was a perfect way for the seniors to wrap up their time in Platt Arena as the HU volleyball team picked up a 3-1 win over the Cougars of Mount Vernon Nazarene University (18-16, 5-12). It was senior night and appropriately so, the five veterans led the way.

Seniors Josie Beaver and Danielle Gurwell took charge of the net offensively to finish with 12 and 11 kills respectively while their classmates spearheaded the defensive efforts. Kate Cobb anchored the backline with 19 digs. Emily Hubby and Mikayla Carpenter added 13 and 11 digs.

“Our seniors lived up to the hype tonight,” said Coach Shondell. “It was a legitimate team effort, but having that group of seniors lead us to a crucial league win was just awesome.”

Tonight’s win was the seniors’ first time to beat the Cougars during their tenure in a Forester uniform and Coach Shondell couldn’t be happier for his upperclassmen. “It’s good to beat a team for the first time like that. Exercising demons has kind of been a theme for us recently.”

The last time the Foresters beat Mount Vernon, a 3-1 decision, dates back to September of 2013. Friday’s W also snapped Huntington’s four-game losing skid as they improve to 13-18 overall, 7-9 in league play. With two regular season games remaining, the Foresters are sitting in sixth in the league standings.

Things didn’t start off too well for the hosts as the Cougars ran away with set one before Huntington finally settled in to ward off MVNU in set two for a two-point decision and then cruised to a pair of easy wins after that to secure the victory.

“To come out as flat as we did, yet to respond and turn the tide like that is a sign of a mature team,” said Shondell. “We get to celebrate these seniors a little bit longer then we get one more crack at Marian tomorrow.”

The Foresters hit the road tomorrow to take on No. 25 Knights at 5:00 p.m. Marian is currently sitting atop the league.

MEN’S SOCCER

October 30, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Saturday’s 2-0 win at King Stadium against Taylor University was significant for the HU men’s soccer team for several reasons. Not only was it senior day, but the W also solidified a top four finish in the Crossroads League regular season standings which translates into a first round home match in postseason play.

The Foresters (9-4-4, 5-2-2) enter the tournament as the 4th-seed and will host 5th-seeded Bethel College on Wednesday with the specific time TBA. This is the second straight year HU will have hosted a first round tournament match.

“Today was another opportunity to respond to adversity as we had two more starters out and collectively we stood up to the challenge,” said Coach Lawson.

Huntington has prided itself on defense all season with today’s performance no different. It marked the seventh time this season HU has held their opponent scoreless as they’ve allowed just 18 goals on the year.

At the other end of the pitch, the Foresters also got the job done. In just his third start of the year, freshman Valentin De Coninck came up with his first collegiate goal when he pounced on a loose ball in the box to bury it back netting 23 minutes in for the early 1-0 advantage.

The cherry on top came with less than 60 seconds remaining when Troy Hester punched a Taylor corner to Matheus Louzada who found Noah Stanford. It was a foot race after that as Stanford took it three-fourths the length of the field before blasting it past the Trojan keeper for his second goal this season.

“Val got things started with tenacious defending and opportunistic finishing,” noted Lawson. “Our attack continually showed its versatility with being able to create numerous opportunities behind Taylor’s backline.

“But if I’m honest, it was our resolute defending in the second half that was most impressive. From Troy, the back four and Migs organizing and willingness to track, we were able to get our second straight clean sheet.”

Before the match, HU honored its five seniors, Aaron Harting, Troy Hester, Isaac Jones, Brooks Smith and Hayden Suter.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

October 30, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington women’s soccer team locked in the No. 4 spot in the final Crossroads League standings with a 1-0 road win over Taylor University Saturday night.

It was a dogfight to the bitter end as there were well over 200 possible scenarios based on today’s results. The Foresters got the job done against the #RV Trojans to set the stage for their top four finish and the opportunity to host a first round tournament match.

This marks the first time since 2010 that HU (9-7-2) has hosted a tourney game but even more impressive is the difference a year makes. Second year head coach Amanda Burge has made incredible strides already during her short tenure – having been denied postseason play last year with a 1-4-4 league record to finishing in the top four this season with a conference record of 5-3-1.

The game’s only goal came at the foot of Huntington’s mainstay all season Matéa Knispel. The junior midfielder has scored 17 times this season. She blasted tonight’s goal from 30 yards out with just over ten minutes remaining in the first half for her sixth game-winner of the year. Knispel entered the contest ranked 15th in game winning goals and 25th in total goals.

Paige Coolman was sensational in goal for the Foresters, logging her second straight shutout with the first earlier this week against #15 Marian. The senior keeper finished with a pair of saves as only two of Taylor’s 18 shots were on target. The Foresters posted seven shots, five of which were on goal.

“This has been quite a week for our family,” said Coach Burge. “Beginning with tying national ranked Marian and heading into tonight’s game tied for fourth with Taylor, we knew success relied on our ability to handle high pressure situations.

“Our ladies were able to dig deep and get the job done against a very well organized Taylor crew. Earning the honor of hosting postseason is an incredible testament of all the work they’ve put in this season!”

The 4th-seeded Foresters will host 5th-seeded Mount Vernon Wednesday afternoon in quarterfinal action of the CL tournament. The specific time is TBA. In regular season play, HU enjoyed a 2-1 decision at MVNU back on October 14.

VOLLEYBALL

October 30, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

After an impressive 3-1 win over Mount Vernon on Friday, the Forester volleyball team came up short but turned in a quality performance against #25 Marian University Saturday afternoon in a 3-0 decision (-22, -20, -25) that favored the Knights at the MU Physical Education Center.

With this loss, HU drops to 13-19 overall, 7-10 in league play. With just Bethel left on their regular season schedule, Coach Shondell’s crew is sitting sixth in the CL standings.

Today’s win for the Knights (26-4, 16-2), the league’s regular season champs, marks their second victory over Huntington this season with the first dating back to September 23 when the Foresters took them to five sets, Marian’s only five-set win of the year.

Danielle Gurwell and Breanna Metz shared team-high kill honors with eight each. Josie Beaver added six kills to go along two solo blocks.

Jenna Tacosik ran HU’s offense to finish with a match-best 27 assists. Kate Cobb took charge of the backline with a match-high 21 digs. Ariene Butler posted 15 digs while Emily Hubby and Mikayla Carpenter tallied 11 and ten respectively.

The Foresters are back on the road on Wednesday to face the Lady Pilots at 7:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Scrimmage

October 27, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on Men’s Basketball Scrimmage Posted By: Sandy Marion

Cheer on our Men’s Basketball Team while Crushing Hunger!

VOLLEYBALL

October 26, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington volleyball team got off to a great start against #RV Indiana Wesleyan University (22-8, 15-3) Wednesday night before suffering a 3-1 loss, 20-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18, to the Wildcats at Luckey Arena. The loss is HU’s second to IWU this year as they drop to 12-18 overall, 6-9 in league play.

The first set featured ten ties but the Foresters never trailed for the convincing five-point win. While the Wildcats won the next three, HU kept it close the rest of the way as the match featured 17 more ties and five lead changes.

“We came out great,” said Coach Shondell. “Truthfully, we were the better team at the start and end of each set. We just let our foot off the gas a few too many times.”

Lauren Cresse and Danielle Gurwell carried the Foresters offensively with 11 and ten kills respectively. Jenna Tacosik dished out a game-high 37 assists to go along with three kills, ten digs and her team’s only ace.

Kate Cobb tallied a game-best 26 digs while Emily Hubby registered 15 and Ariene Butler posted 14. At the net defensively, Cresse and Josie Beaver shared game-high blocking honors with 2.5 each. As a team, the Foresters out-blocked their hosts 10-6.

“Lauren was tremendous tonight,” said Shondell. “To have a match like that on a stage like that just shows you who she is and where she’s going.

With three regular season matches remaining, Shondell is pleased with where his team is headed. “The way we are starting to play is more than encouraging going into the home stretch of the season.”

Huntington will look to snap their four-game skid on Friday’s senior night at Platt Arena against Mount Vernon at 7:00 p.m.

MEN’S GOLF

October 26, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S GOLF Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s golf team wrapped its fall season with a 17th place finish at the Whistling Straits Intercollegiate hosted by Taylor University earlier this week. The Foresters fired a 321 on Monday and followed up with a 340 on Tuesday to start and end in the 17th spot out of 20 teams.

“This was a very strong field and an excellent opportunity for us to see where we stand competitively,” said Coach Sholund. “Overall, it was not a strong result for us but there were many positives we can take from it.”

HU was led by Luis Esteban who posted a 155 (77, 78) for 24th overall out of 100 golfers. Cale Carr turned in a 166 (76, 90) for 65th place. Andrew Weisheit carded a 169 (85, 84) for the 76th spot. Zakry Cummings finished 84th with a 172 (84, 88) while Chandler Rang scored a 175 (84, 91) to finish 91st.

Coach Sholund is optimistic about his group of guys. “I think a course as tough as Whistling Straits with the 25-35mph winds in which they played on Tuesday will reveal a player’s strengths and weaknesses. It did that for us this week and that is what we will focus on learning from. We have certainly showed growth this fall as a program and we are now ready to work hard in the off-season to continue that improvement.”

Texas Wesleyan took home the title with a 585 followed by UNOH (601), Northern Michigan (608), Taylor (618), Viterbo (620), Cardinal Stritch (621), Grand View (622), Embry-Riddle (623), Georgetown (625), Indiana Tech (629), Saint Francis (633), Holy Cross (635), Sterling (647), Central (650), Parkside (654), Grace (654), HU (661), Roosevelt (661), St. Xavier (678) and Concordia (706).

Subscribe to the feed

Archives

Events

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 …

General

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.

Announcements

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

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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, …

BOWLING

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 …

MEN’S BASKETBALL

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 …