LIVONIA, Mich. – While the Forester women’s soccer team (1-3) came up empty on the scoreboard Wednesday afternoon to suffer a 1-0 double overtime loss to Madonna University, it was the squad’s best performance of the year according to Coach Tillett.
“The girls played great ball tonight even though we were unfortunately shut out for the first time this season. It was a great game but I’m sad we had to walk away with the loss late in the second overtime.”
Coach Tillett went on to say. “The girls are getting better and as a result of injuries and absences, a lot of players are stepping in and doing a great job. We will continue to work hard to improve.”
HU’s solid play against an undefeated Crusader crew (3-0) is backed up on paper. When all was said and done, Huntington played even with MU by generating ten shots, four on goal, to Madonna’s 13, five of which were on goal. Seniors Courtney Baker and Kaitlyn Dreman accounted for six of their team’s shots.
The match was also a testament to the Foresters’ grit and persistence as they managed only three shots through the first 45 minutes to their hosts’ eight, but turned things around after that by outshooting Madonna 7-5 the rest of the way.
The game’s only score came in the 107th minute when Ashley Parent assisted Katlyn Krysiak for her first goal of the season to bring an abrupt end to play.
Paige Coolman logged four saves in goal.
Next up for the Foresters is a game under the lights at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at Cornerstone University.