The Trolls of Trinity Christian played the spoilers as they romped over the Foresters 9-2 in HU's home opener.
Trinity Christian pressed the Foresters right from the start, but the HU defense was able to keep the Trolls out of the goal for the first 27 minutes. But once the scoring began, the floodgates seemed to open as the Trolls found the back of the net three times in the final 18 minutes of the half.
In the second half the Trolls put the game away early with a goal in the second minute of the half and went on to complete the rout with five more to close out the game.
“We played one of the best teams we’ve ever faced today in Trinity Christian and their quality showed," said Coach Datema. "But I was very disappointed in how we responded. We allowed them to take us out of the game mentally and that should never happen. Our players know that and they are determined to learn from this game and move on.”
Huntington did managed two goals in the second half to avoid a shutout. Kara Fultz tapped in a pass from Sarah Kaufman in the 49th minute and Mindy Perry scored on a long range shot on an assist by Ashley Gonterman in the 84th minute. Huntington falls to 1-2 and opens their conference schedule next Wednesday when they visit Grace College.