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Foresters on short end of 1-0 decision

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DEFIANCE, Ohio – Despite dominating possession and generating 21 shots to their hosts’ seven, the HU men’s soccer team came up short, 1-0, against Defiance College (1-2-1) Saturday afternoon to drop to 1-5 on the year.

While it wasn’t the outcome Coach Russ Lawson was hoping for, he remains optimistic. “It is always difficult to come away empty from a game like this when the boys did everything needed except put the ball in the back of the net to get the result.

“Work rate, movement off the ball, the ability to create chances were all improvements from last game. There’s so much fight left in these boys and I’m looking forward to being back with the team on Monday.”

Defensively, both teams were in lockdown mode through the first half to make for a 0-0 stalemate heading into intermission. Defense remained the name of the game the rest of the way except in the 64th minute when the Yellow Jackets cashed in on a penalty kick for the 1-0 go ahead that would stick.

Troy Hester took the loss in goal. He finished with two saves in his first start of the season.

Huntington hits the road again on Wednesday to face Manchester University at 4:00 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.