HUNTINGTON, Ind. – Bethel College (11-5, 6-1) topped the Foresters 3-0 Saturday on senior day at King Stadium.
HU honored seniors—Thommy Brown, Max Troyer, Isaac Wust, Sam Barrett, Brad Buzzard, Brooks Gerke, Brandon Siler, Marcos Salinas and James Couchman—before the game kicked off.
Bethel, who is sitting atop the Crossroads League ranks, put a stopper to a recent Forester two-game winning surge.
The Pilots first struck in the 14th minute before tacking on another goal just a minute later.
“They capitalized on a poor clear and missed assignment far post to put us on our heels in the first half during a two-minute span,” Coach Russ Lawson said.
HU, whose only shot on goal came by way of Miguel De Sousa, held off Bethel during the rest of the first half. A Pilot deflection found net just a minute into the second half.
“(It) bent around Brad (Buzzard), and that pretty much summed up our afternoon,” Lawson said. “We had our moments and were dangerous at times, but to be honest, were lacking the final quality in the box.”
Buzzard tallied three saves on the afternoon.
HU, who was just 1-6-1 before conference play, have gone 4-3 in the Crossroads League during the last three weeks. With just two regular-season games remaining, the Foresters are now eyeing Marian University, who they will host Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
“I love our fight and we will be better next time out,” Lawson said.
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.