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Late goal lifts USF past HUWS 1-0

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Mackenzie Starcevich’s goal with ten minutes remaining lifted the Cougars of Saint Francis (5-5-1, 1-1) past the Huntington women’s soccer team 1-0 in a Crossroads League showdown Tuesday night at Bishop John D’Arcy Stadium.

Just one shot separated the two teams in an evenly-matched battle from start to finish. HU posted six shots on the night, four of which were on frame, while USF logged seven with all but one on target which included Starcevich’s shot that found back netting for the win.

 While it wasn’t the ending Coach Amanda Burge had hoped for, she remains optimistic about where her crew is headed. “The ladies did some incredibly beautiful things tonight. They played their game. They kept their composure. They moved the ball extremely well. They earned a better result than what the scoreboard indicated.

“We had an unfortunate injury and through a quick substitution and a little lack of communication, Saint Francis was able to put the game-winning goal into the net. As usual, I am proud of these ladies for the way they handled some tough things that came at them tonight. We can’t wait to keep this momentum moving into Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday and continue to watch things come together on the field game by game.”

Paige Coolman took the loss in net for HU. She finished with five saves.

The Foresters (4-5-1, 0-2) host #RV Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday at 2:00 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.