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Tech scores early on the way to a 3-1 win over HUWS

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Huntington women’s soccer team made the short trip to Indiana Tech Tuesday night where they suffered a 3-1 loss under the lights at Warrior Athletic Field.

Lily Rothert struck early and often for the Warriors by scoring just under six minutes in and then about 60 seconds later for a 2-0 Tech advantage. It was a deficit that Coach Burge’s crew couldn’t overcome as they played catch up the rest of the night. Brandi Spear kept things interesting with her first goal of the year when she volleyed in a shot off a thrown in from Audra Klopfenstein to cut the lead in half at the 22:12 mark.

Unfortunately, it was short-lived as a Huntington own goal extended the match back to two for what proved to be the final score of the evening as neither team found back netting in the second half.

“Tonight was obviously not the result we were looking for,” said Coach Burge. “But we learned a valuable lesson which at this point in the season is always a positive.

“We came out flat for the first 20 minutes of the game and Tech was able to take the advantage early scoring two goals less than five minutes apart. But our players dug deep in the second half knowing there is still plenty of time to play our game which we did but we were unable to score the necessary goals to walk away with the victory.”

When all was said and done, the Warriors outshot HU 20-10 and logged five corner kicks to their visitors’ one.

Senior Paige Coolman was tagged with the loss in goal. She finished with 11 saves.

The Foresters (0-2-1) head up north on Friday to take on Cornerstone 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.