FORT WAYNE, Ind. - It was another solid performance by the Foresters but with an outcome that favored Indiana Wesleyan University 1-0 Saturday afternoon at the Fort Wayne Sport Club as the Crossroads woes continue for the men’s soccer team.
With this loss, Huntington loses its fourth consecutive match and drops to 5-5-2 overall, 0-3 in league play.
Despite a momentary loss of focus on a corner kick in the seventh minute of play that resulted in the only score of the day, the Foresters held their own against the 7-1-3 Wildcats in a well-played defensive battle from start to finish.
Credit Wesleyan’s lock down defense for only allowing five Forester shots on the day, none of which were on goal. IWU finished with 12 shots, nine of which were on target. Drew Mattingly finished with seven saves in goal.
"We didn’t generate as many offensive opportunities as I would have liked,” noted Coach Lawson, “But kudos to IWU’s defense for that. On the day I thought there was lots of action end to end, we just once again didn’t get the results we were looking for.”
Conference play doesn’t get any easier as the Foresters as they travel to Goshen College Tuesday for a 7:00 p.m. matchup.