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#RV Knights hand Foresters their fourth league loss

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Forester women’s soccer team suffered its fourth league loss of the season, a 4-2 decision, to #RV Marian University (11-3, 5-0) Saturday afternoon at King Stadium. The Knights are currently sitting atop the conference and wasted little time letting their play back up their No. 1 seeding.

Despite taking one less shot than the Foresters in the first half, the Knights capitalized twice within the first 25 minutes to build a 2-0 lead that they were able to ride into intermission. MU picked up where they left off in the second period by netting two more goals within the first eight minutes of the half to stretch the lead to 4-0 and blow the game wide open.

But as has been the case all season, HU never let up. The Foresters spent the final 25 minutes chipping away at the lead to cut the advantage in half by the final buzzer. Rachel TerMarsch punched one in far side netting in the 66th minute on an assist from Tessy Geiss, the first assist of her collegiate career.

It was a day of firsts for Geiss as the rookie from Granville (Ohio), just over 15 minutes later, blasted a shot far post on a pass from Mikala Avina for her first goal in Forester green and white.

Both teams finished with 22 shots, Marian registering 15 shots on target to HU’s eight. Autumn Demott finished with nine saves and took the loss in goal for HU.

While the final score wasn’t what he’d hoped, Coach Tillett was pleased with his team’s performance. “I really enjoyed watching our play forward. We moved the ball well and created great chances. The problem was we didn’t finish enough of those chances on a day when we allowed more goals in a game than we had all year.”

The Foresters (7-7, 1-4) will look to bounce back on Tuesday when they play under the lights at Taylor 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 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.