Forester Women Soccer downed by #16 Marian
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HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The HU women's soccer team came up against its third consecutive nationally-ranked league team Wednesday afternoon at King Stadium in the-ever competitive Crossroads League. On this given day, the Foresters were downed by the Marian Knights (10-1-1, 2-1), ranked 16th in the latest poll, 4-0.
Erin Oleksak, the CL's second leading scorer, carried her team in the first half with her 11th and 12th goal of the year to give the visitors a 2-0 lead by the halfway point. HU held the Knights in check for the first 30 minutes of the second half but within a seven-minute span, Marian scored twice to double their advantage and ride it to the buzzer for the 4-0 final.
Huntington finished with four shots, one on frame, while Marian posted 19 shots, over half of which were on target.
Maddy Moan finished with six saves in the losing effort.
It wasn't the output Coach Lewis has come to expect. "We took a step backward today. Nothing against Marian – they are a quality team. We didn't play to the level of our capabilities. We will need to regroup and be ready for Saturday's match with Bethel."
The Foresters (3-8, 0-3) are back at King Stadium Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. match up with the Pilots.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 42 NAIA All-America honors and 316 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.