GOSHEN, Ind. - Playing under the lights, the Forester men’s soccer team logged its first Crossroads win Tuesday with an impressive 3-1 win over Goshen College.
With this win, the Foresters improve to 6-5-2 overall, 1-3 in conference.
Kyle Van Wagoner broke a scoreless tie with less than three minutes remaining in the half when he came up with a loose ball after a restart that he rocketed into side netting from 18 out for his first collegiate score.
Caleb Longenecker was quick to respond early in the second half when he chipped one in to knot things up at 1-1 but it was all HU after that. Ten minutes later Josh Codd’s tenacious pressure forced a Goshen turnover to which he took full advantage by blasting one from 25 out to give the visitors a permanent lead.
Paul Holliday gave HU some breathing room in the 70th minute when beat two defenders to put a ball in far post to cap off the scoring at 3-1.
Huntington owned a slight 13-12 edge in shots while recording 7 corner kicks to the Maple Leafs’ 6. Drew Mattingly came up with five saves for the win in goal while Goshen goalie Brian O’Leary finished with three.
“Our bench was fantastic,” said Coach Lawson. “They really lifted our level of play today.
“I thought Drew came up with several key saves for us. He has certainly earned respect within our conference.”
The Foresters are back in action on Saturday when they host Marian University at 2:00 p.m. at Huntington North High School.