Huntington, Ind. - Playing some of their best ball of the season, the Forester men’s soccer team suffered a disappointing 2-1 loss to the visiting Maple Leafs of Goshen College Tuesday afternoon.
After an evenly-matched first half where neither team was able to find the back of the net, Adam Christner changed all that five minutes in the second stanza when he chased down a loose ball inside the 18 and ripped one past Goshen’s goalie to give HU the 1-0 lead.
The Maple Leafs answered in the 65th minute to knot the score at 1-1 and thirteen minutes later scored on a corner kick in what proved to be the game-winning play.
Goshen outshot the Foresters 20-11. Drew Mattingly went the distance and goal and finished with ten saves.
“We didn’t get back to the standard we were at for the last two games,” commented Coach Lawson. “We had too many defensive breakdowns and against a quality team like Goshen, they made us pay.”
“There are some positives we can take from this match. I thought we possessed more tonight than our previous two games which allows us to play a better brand of soccer.”
The Foresters (4-7-1, 2-2) hit the road on Saturday to take on Marian University at 7:00 p.m.