HU soccer pummels Eagles 9-1

HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The HU men’s soccer squad (3-0) remained undefeated on the season with a 9-1 win over Cincinnati Christian University Wednesday afternoon at King Stadium. It marks the program’s biggest win since 2007 when the Foresters claimed a 10-0 win over Taylor University Fort Wayne.

It took the Foresters less than three minutes before Jake Essig gave his team a lead that would never be challenged. Brooks Gerke made it 2-0 at the 6:37 mark before the Eagles finally struck back in the 21st minute to pull within one at 2-1.

But it was all HU after that as Tyson Bradley-Kalischuk, Scott Murray and Wes Johnson all found back netting before half to give Coach Lawson’s team a 5-1 lead heading into intermission.

It was more of the same in the final period with another Murray goal sandwiching a pair of scores by Joey Newbery before Paul Holliday capped off the scoring frenzy five minutes before the final horn.

HU’s nine goals came by way of 34 shots while the Eagles managed only two shots. The Foresters also tipped the scales in corner kicks with 11 to CCU’s 0.

Drew Mattingly finished with one save and handled the bulk of the goalie responsibilities until Kyle Burkholder came in for final six minutes of play.

Coach Lawson was pleased with his team’s performance, “The boys found the back of the net early and did a solid job of keeping the pressure on CCU.”

“This was a night we got to see everyone play and I was pleased with the effort especially in the second half. Joey Newbery and Scott Murray had excellent performances.”

Huntington travels to Rochester College on Saturday for a 4:30 p.m. matchup.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 213 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.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director