FORT WAYNE, Ind. - It took the Forester women’s soccer team less than five minutes to take control of the game as Amy Snider opened up play by scoring twice within in a three-minute span as HU cruised past Cincinnati Christian University 4-0 Wednesday afternoon at IPFW’s Hefner Fields in Fort Wayne.
Huntington peppered the CCU keepers for 29 shots in the contest, 16 of which were on goal, while the Eagles finished with just six shots, three of which were on goal.
Snider’s first goal of the season came in the first two minutes of play when she struck a ball into the side netting. Minutes later Lisa Underwood found Snider with a slotted ball for the easy score to extend the lead to 2-0.
Bethany Quinn got into the action in the 57th minute when she tallied her first collegiate goal off a corner kick to push HU’s lead to 3-0.
Underwood, a transfer from IPFW, put the exclamation point on the match when she found the back of the net off a cross from Kassy Zimmerman with eight minutes remaining to log her first NAIA goal and cap off HU’s scoring.
"It is always nice when you are up 2-0 five minutes into the match,” noted Coach Burgher. “Amy Snider did a great job finishing her opportunities, it really balances out our attack when an outside mid is able to contribute like that.
"I thought we did a nice job possessing it in our defensive and middle third, our attacking third was a little rough, but we aren't expecting to be perfect in our second game."
Sam Barclay and Megan Soltow teamed up for the shutout in goal, with Barclay registering two saves in 75 minutes of play before Soltow came in on relief for the final 15 minutes to record a save.
The Foresters (2-0) are back in action Wednesday when they take on Andrews University at 5:00 p.m. at the City County Athletic Complex (CCAC) in Warsaw, Indiana.