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HUMS strikes early but comes up short against #RV Bethel

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. - The Huntington men’s soccer team took an early lead Saturday night at Morey Field only to have it slip away by halftime to suffer a 3-1 loss to the #RV Pilots of Bethel College.

After a foul just outside the Bethel penalty area twenty minutes into the game, freshman Jake Erlandson blasted the free kick into the back of the net for a 1-0 advantage. The lead stuck for twenty minutes until Bethel equalized off a set piece. Minutes later and right before intermission, the Pilots struck again for the go-ahead.

Huntington continued to challenge the lead but BC made sure to secure their third league win in its last four outings by adding a third goal with ten minutes to go for the 3-1 final. With this win, Bethel improves to 10-4-2 overall, 4-2-1 in league play. The Foresters (7-4-4) are now sitting in sixth place with a 3-2-2 CL record, half a game behind Bethel and two other teams tied for third.

Both squads finished with 11 shots with HU registering seven on target to Bethel’s five. Troy Hester took the loss in goal for Huntington.

“There were moments tonight where we played extremely well,” said Coach Lawson. “We found space in between their lines to create quality chances.

“Unfortunately we gave a quality side life and they punished us. We will be better on Wednesday.”

The Foresters road trip to Indianapolis on Wednesday to take on Marian at 7:00 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 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.