In the Foresters' season opener, Trinity Christian College, ranked 22nd in the NAIA polls, was too much for HU as the Trolls knocked them off 7-1.
Trinity Christian wasted little time getting the jump on the Foresters, scoring its first goal just four minutes into the contest. HU got the equalizer two minutes later when freshman Bethany McGraw beat a Troll defender and buried the ball in the back of the net.
Trinity answered back less than a minute later to regain the lead and added two more scores over the next eight minutes. The Forester defense then settled down and held the Trolls scoreless the final 30 minutes of the half, but the damage had already been done. In the second half, Trinity continued to dominate with three more scores, while its defense shutdown HU's offense the remainder of the match.
"When we got the ball to Bethany and Colleen (Knox), good things happened," said Coach Nathan Sharpe. "Trinity dominated possession, but we had three solid scoring opportunities that could have changed the game. I thought we pushed through when we could have rolled over."
The Trolls out-shot HU 35-7 for the match. HU keeper, Robyn Althoff, recorded 27 saves.