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HUWS opens season with 0-0 draw against Rochester

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ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – The Forester women’s soccer team went wire-to-wire in their season opener against Rochester College for a 0-0 double OT draw. While HU never found back netting in their 110 minutes on the field, they also made it clear they’re extremely difficult to score against.

Both teams created numerous chances throughout the game with Huntington first year head coach Amanda Burge’s squad tallying 14 shots, placing eight on frame, while the Warriors took 15 shots, six of which were on target and turned away by HU junior keeper Paige Coolman.

Matéa Knispel paced HU’s offense with six shots, placing four on goal, while Oliva Knispel and Brandi Spear finished with two shots apiece.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the way these ladies have together in 11 short days,” said Burge. “We may not have gotten the result we were hoping for today but we battled hard, played with confidence and really set the tone for the rest of the season.

“The entire team has put in the work and as coaches we couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds for HU women’s soccer.”

Since 2007, the Foresters (0-0-1) have accumulated a series record of 6-0-1 against Rochester. HU is back in action tomorrow at Lawrence Tech with opening kick-off slated for 1:00 p.m.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.