HUNTINGTON, Ind. - It was history in the making Tuesday afternoon as the Forester women’s soccer team toppled Indiana Wesleyan University 2-0 for the first time in program history.
With this win, HU (3-7, 2-0) remains unbeaten in conference play while the Wildcats drop to 4-4-1 overall, 1-1 in league play.
The Foresters came out of the gates with a vengeance, scoring twice in the first 35 minutes to take control of the match. Olivia Knispel struck first in the 20th minute when she took a pass from Courtney Baker from twenty yards out to score her second goal in two games.
Fifteen minutes later, Alyssa Krause added an insurance goal by punching in a header from far post on a ball from Sam Cubic to give her team a 2-0 lead that they were able to ride out for the win.
Defensively, Huntington baffled an IWU squad that is averaging two goals per contest. They limited the Wildcats to only seven shots on the day and behind senior keeper Caitlin Adams, who finished with six saves, and classmate Jessica Krause, HU notched their second consecutive shutout.
“It was another whole team effort,” said Coach Tillett. “The girls know we are far from a finished product and are committed to keep pushing and not only make themselves better, but their teammates as well.
“This has been a tough week with Taylor and IWU already and Grace coming up on Saturday. A two win start to our conference season has been just the kind of lift we have needed to really take our team to the next level.”
The Foresters travel to Grace Saturday for a 4:00 p.m. matchup with the Lancers.