The Forester women's soccer
team took care of business with a 4-3 win over the visiting Cougars of Saint Francis on Saturday afternoon.
Claire Creasy started things off for the Foresters with a shot from the left corner of the box that sailed far post over the outstretched hands of the Cougar goalie at the 19:40 mark to give HU the 1-0 lead. Twenty minutes later it was déjà vu as Creasy found herself at the same spot, with the same shot that resulted in the same outcome to give HU a two-goal lead at half. Amanda Macahilig extended the lead five minutes into the second period with a blast to the far post - this time from the right side of the box.
Saint Francis finally got on the board in the 63rd minute of play to cut the lead to 3-1 but Macahilig's goal three minutes later gave the Forester fans plenty to cheer about as it looked like HU would cruise to the win. However, nobody told the Cougars it was time to throw in the towel. They battled back scoring back-to-back goals in a four-minute span to close within 4-3 but they would get no closer as the Foresters held on for the win.
"We played a great 80 minutes but let our guard down for a ten-minute span and made it a way more exciting game than it needed to be. I had to sit down for a couple minutes after this game," commented a relieved Coach Burgher. "This win got us one step closer to our season goals. We make every game important to us but Tuesday against Marian is big on multiple levels."
The Foresters outshot the Cougars 16-11. Huntington (9-7-1, 4-2-1) wraps up regular season play at Marian University tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.