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HU finishes strong to cruise to 3-1 win over Goshen

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GOSHEN, Ind. - The Forester volleyball team needed a set to get warmed up before taking it to Goshen College (10-12, 3-7) Wednesday night for a 3-1 win, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-14. The W completes the regular season sweep over the Maple Leafs as HU opened up league play with a 3-1 decision over GC back on August 30.

Since taking over the reins in 2015, Coach Shondell has enjoyed a 4-2 record against Goshen.

The Maple Leafs were the aggressors in the first set before Huntington came alive and took over the match, giving up the lead just one time in the final three sets.

“Goshen is a much better team than their record suggests and they came after us early,” said Coach Shondell. “We really picked up our offensive aggressiveness in the latter three sets and that's what helped us set the tone for the remainder of the match.

“Our middles were workhorses and their numbers show it. When we can have them as involved as they were tonight, we're awfully hard to beat.”

Josie Beaver was one of those middles. The 5-10 senior posted 11 kills and a .429 hitting percentage to go along with three blocks. HU’s other middle Lauren Cresse tallied similar numbers with nine kills and three blocks while Tailor  Schultheis shared  game-high kill honors with Beaver by registering 11. She also finished with two blocks as the Foresters out-blocked their hosts 12-8.

Setting was a joint responsibility with Emily Hubby and Breanna Levings collecting 21 and 17 assists respectively. Backcourt defense was also a shared duty with Kate Cobb claiming 18 digs, Mikayla Carpenter adding 16 and Ariene Butler finishing with 11. 

The Foresters are now 11-13 overall, 6-7 in league play which lands them in the middle of the pack in the conference standings with five regular season CL games to go. Next up for HU is the Liz Lykowski Memorial Invitational hosted by Indiana Tech on Friday and Saturday.

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 274 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.