Back-to-back PKs doom Foresters

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2011-10-18
Huntington, Ind. - Rain didn't stop the MCC battle between the Forester men's soccer team and Spring Arbor University as the Cougars came away with the 3-1 road win on Tuesday afternoon.

After an evenly matched first half in which neither team scored, Spring Arbor found an empty net eight minutes into the second period to take a 1-0 lead. HU answered 13 minutes later when Tyler Holbein played a bent ball between two defenders into Todd Canal who riffled it home to knot the score at 1-1.

The Foresters' celebration was short-lived as the wheels came off 60 seconds later when the Cougars drew a foul in the box and capitalized on a penalty kick to take a 2-1 advantage. Twenty minutes later it was déjà vu as the Cougars scored on another penalty kick to cruise to the 3-1 victory.

HU generated 12 shots, five on goal, compared to the Cougars’ 23 shots with ten on goal. Drew Mattingly assumed keeper responsibilities and finished with seven saves.

The Foresters (4-11-1, 2-6) are in a must win situation on Saturday when they go head-to-head with Saint Francis for the final spot in the MCC tournament.  
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.
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