Huntington, Ind. - The HU women’s soccer team overwhelmed a talented Cornerstone University team to claim a 3-2 win over the Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon. With this win, the Foresters move to 2-2 on the season.
Despite only a one-goal difference in the final score, the Foresters used their quickness and aggressive play to dictate the game. They generated 26 shots while only giving up five to the Golden Eagles.
HU struck first in the 28th minute when Jessie Turnow tapped in a loose ball in the box to score her first career goal. Less than a minute later Sam Cubic dribbled through midfield and slotted a ball to Brittany Hartman who ripped it past the keeper to push HU’s lead to 2-0.
Cornerstone countered with back-to-back goals right before and after intermission to tie things up at 2-2. A composed Forester squad answered less than three minutes later with what would prove to be the game-winner when Kate Bienz crashed the far post after a diving save by Cornerstone’s goalie and knocked the ball into the back of the net.
“This was a good win for HU soccer,” said Coach Burgher. “We are continuing to make strides but at the same time remembering we have a long way to go, not just in the season but where we want to be as a team.”
“When we outshoot a team 26-5, the final score needs to also reflect that. We lost focus defensively twice and Cornerstone made us pay for that. We were really happy to win but again know we have a long way to go.”
HU takes the field again on Wednesday when they host Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College for a 4:00 p.m. start.