The Forester men's soccer
team traveled to Spring Arbor on Wednesday night and picked up a well-deserved 4-2 victory against the Cougars to notch their first MCC win of the season.
HU came out strong scoring in the seventh minute of play to take a lead they would never relinquish. Isaac Beal set the stage with a pass to Sean Scott who played a ball into Kyle Geiss. Geiss then beat the keeper to the ball to record the Foresters' first goal of the day. Nick Bunting then extended HU's lead four minutes later when he ripped one into the corner after coming up with a loose ball in the box off a restart.
The Cougars didn't go down without a fight as they cut Huntington's lead to one thirty seconds into the second period. The Foresters responded at the 52:05 mark when Sean Scott volleyed one in after Nick Bunting flicked it to him off a throw in by Isaac Beal to give HU some breathing room. Once again Spring Arbor drew within a goal in the 58th minute but four minutes later Derek Ressler poked one in off a pass from a hustling Jared Boyd to give Huntington the 4-2 final advantage.
"We came out strong tonight," commented Coach Lawson. "We were in attack-mode from the opening whistle. It was encouraging to spend more energy attacking rather than defending. I was particularly please with our composure tonight. Instead of backing down when Spring Arbor scored, we turned it up a notch."
HU keeper Drew Mattingly controlled the box well recording 13 saves. The Foresters (3-10-2, 1-4-1) travel to Saint Francis on Saturday for a 4:00 p.m. matchup.