A questionable penalty kick in the first two minutes of play was all the Trinity Christian Trolls needed to hand the Foresters their first loss of the season 1-0. HU keeper Kevin Keske deflected a shot on goal high in the air. A Troll went down in the box while challenging two HU defenders for the ball. The center official thought there was too much contact and awarded Trinity Christian the gift.
Despite the disappointment of an early deficit, HU won back the momentum and gained possession of play for the remainder of the half. The Foresters created several scoring chances, but couldn't finish.
In the second half, the Trolls picked up the intensity, but the Forester defense was solid holding Trinity scoreless to keep their hopes alive for the equalizer. Unfortunately the Trolls' defense was also up to the task and earned the shutout.
"Our defense was in good form," said Coach Lawson. "Trinity has a lot of speed up front and we did an excellent job of not letting them get in behind us. Our composure on the ball dipped in the second half though. If we are going to knock off quality programs such as these, we have to have better tactical awareness."