HU suffers disappointing 5-1 loss to Bethel

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - The Bethel College Pilots scored within the first two minutes and never looked back in a 5-1 debacle of the Forester men’s soccer team Wednesday evening.

A stunned Huntington squad never quite recovered from the Pilots’ early score as they struggled to match Bethel’s aggressive play.

The Pilots generated nine shots in the first period to HU’s two. It looked like the Foresters would head into break having held their conference nemesis to a single goal but with eight ticks on the clock, the Pilots found back netting to push their lead to 2-0.

Bethel took full advantage of a deflated HU squad to score three more times in the final 45 minutes to cruise to the lopsided win.

The Foresters’ lone highlight came in the 59th minute when Tyson Bradley-Kalischuk found Jordan Jatzek who scored on a header to pull HU within 3-1.

“We were just outplayed tonight,” said Coach Lawson. “Bethel is a good team. We gave them too much space and played on our heels the whole night.

“It’s a disappointing loss but I know this team has the fight to bounce back. We’ll see what we’re made of as we have two days to prepare for another tough opponent in Taylor University.”

The Pilots held a 19-5 shot advantage. Drew Mattingly handled the majority of goalie duty to finish with four saves.

The Foresters (7-6-2, 2-4) host Taylor University at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Fort Wayne Sport Club. 
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 46 NAIA All-America honors and 202 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