MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - It was a clutch win for the Forester women’s soccer team as they claimed a 1-0 road victory over Mount Vernon Nazarene University Tuesday afternoon. With three conference games to go, HU (5-9) improves to 4-2 in league play and moves into a three-way tie for third place in the Crossroads standings.
While Huntington managed only five shots to MVNU’s 12, Coach Tillett was impressed with how well his team controlled the ball. “The girls were their normal scrappy selves, winning balls and making the hustle plays.
“Though we didn’t create a lot of shots, we held possession and moved the ball beautifully one and two touches at a time.”
Behind senior keeper Caitlin Adams and classmate Jessica Krause, the Foresters also got the job done defensively to record their third shutout of the season with great center midfield play in front of them. Adams finished with five saves.
The game’s lone score came at the 10:40 mark and was credited as an own goal. Sam Cubic set the stage when, directly off a corner kick, she bent a ball around the keeper where it deflected off a Cougar defender when she tried to clear it.
“It was a fun game to watch between two teams intent on controlling the ball,” said Tillett. “The girls played with heart and played as one.”
The Foresters have a few days off before heading to #8 Spring Arbor University on Saturday for a 4:00 p.m. matchup with the Cougars.