Foresters split a pair of games over weekend

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2012-09-01
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - The Huntington men's soccer team knocked off Georgetown College 3-1 but came up short against Union College 4-1 at the Georgetown College Classic over the weekend to move to 2-1 on the season.

Against the host Tigers on Friday night, the Foresters made the most of their scoring opportunities by connecting on three of their six shots on goal with Bradley Kamden leading the way. Kamden had back-to-back goals within the first twenty minutes, both well struck top corner finishes on restarts, to give HU a 2-0 lead that wouldn't be challenged.

Ten minutes into the second half, the Foresters extended the lead to 3-0 on a counter capped off with Jake Essig slotting Josh Codd for the sublime finish. The Tigers found the back of the net in the final minutes but it was too little too late as the Foresters cruised to the 3-1 win.

Drew Mattingly went the distance in goal to pick up the win, tallying eight saves.

Saturday afternoon was a different story as Union College handed the Foresters their loss of the season, a 4-1 romping.

After a flat start that included giving up a goal in the first seven minutes of play, the Foresters bounced back to even things up by the midway point of the first half on a combo from the top of the 18 from Horraine Lewis to Codd who rocketed one in.

But it proved to be all Bulldogs after that as Jonathan Watson found the back of the net twice before halftime to give Union a comfortable 3-1 lead.

The Foresters fought back in the second half to generate 9 shots but Union's solid defense didn't falter as they held HU scoreless the rest of the way to hang on for the win.

The Bulldogs edged HU in shots 14-11 and held a 9-1 advantage on corner kicks. Chris Fox got the start in goal and finished the half with two saves before Mattingly came in on relief for the final 45 minutes and picked up a pair of saves.

"Overall I was pleased with the weekend," noted Coach Lawson. "Obviously we have room for improvement and Saturday's loss definitely serves as motivation for our guys to work that much harder."

HU hits the road again Tuesday to take on Hanover College at 4:30 p.m. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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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