HU remains undefeated

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2009-09-04
The Foresters continued their winning ways with two wins over the weekend. On Friday night HU defeated the Bearcats of Brescia University 2-1. HU's first score came when Marvin Martinez scored directly off a corner in the 58th minute. Less than seven minutes later Brescia equalized with a header off a scramble in the box to knot the score 1-1.

The Foresters quickly regained momentum and their pressure finally paid off as Brad Kunze headed in the game winner of a pass from Dustin Shafer at the 84:15 mark.

HU outshot Brescia 15-8. The Foresters also enjoyed a 14-2 corner kick advantage. Keeper Kevin Keske turned in a solid performance with five saves on the day.

"Our defensive pressure and shape was excellent all games as we limited Brescia to just a couple of dangerous scoring opportunities. I was especially proud of how the boys did not drop their heads after they gave up the goal and quickly regained the momentum," said Coach Russ Lawson.

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On Saturday the Foresters easily disposed of Shawnee State University 5-0. HU's first score came 15 minutes into the game when Taylor Zeman found Steven McKay streaking in behind. Only minutes later Brad Kunze scored off a header in the box from a well placed Zeman corner kick.

Three minutes into the second half Jared Boyd put the game out of reach when he found the back of the net off another Zeman assist. HU's fourth goal came at the 62:57 mark from a penalty kick by Brad Kunze. With four minutes left freshman Seong Min Jo redirected Brandon Gamble's strike for HU's fifth and final goal of the contest.

The Foresters outshot the Bears 20-6. "I was concerned at how we came out today and how we allowed Shawnee State to dictate the first fifteen minutes of the game. Our first goal was fantastic and was just what we needed as the boys dominated the rest of the match. Taylor and Brad controlled the middle of the park, our defense was locked in and composed, and the finishing was solid," said Coach Lawson.

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With these two wins, the Foresters are 4-0. The Foresters resume action on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. against IPFW.
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