Foresters steal road win from Spartans

North Manchester, Ind. - The Forester men’s soccer team (2-3-1) picked up their second victory of the season by stealing a 3-2 road win from the Spartans of Manchester College Tuesday afternoon.

It was a fast and furious first half as all five goals were scored within the first 37 minutes of play. HU struck first four minutes into play when Nick Harmsen served the ball in off a corner that Kyle Geiss laced with his head to give the Foresters the early 1-0 lead. The tides quickly changed as the Spartans found the back of the net at the 9:30 mark and then drew a penalty kick less than four minutes later to surge ahead 2-1.

Adam Christner made sure it was short-lived as he bent one low around the keeper on a breakaway in the 17th minute on an assist from Todd Canal to knot the score at 2-2. The game’s final score came twenty minutes later from Canal when Manchester’s keeper redirected a ball his direction for a rocket side volley into the net.

“I was really impressed with our poise tonight,” said Coach Lawson. “We took an early lead and within minutes gave it up but we didn’t hang our heads. We continued to play with confidence and it showed. Our management of the game is getting better.”

The Foresters outshot the Spartans 11-8. HU keeper Chris Fox was credited with the win and finished with two saves. 

HU is back in action on Saturday when they host Moody Bible Institute at 2:00 p.m.  At halftime of the game, former Huntington coach (and current Moody coach) Joe Harding will be honored for his retirement at the conclusion of this year.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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. 


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director