After building a 15-point first half advantage, the Foresters (11-6, 3-4) were able to maintain a double digit lead throughout the second half to post the 70-56 win over Goshen College (5-16, 0-7).
The Leafs took an early 4-0 lead to open the game, but an Amy Berry trey at the 15:26 mark erased HU's deficit giving the Foresters a 7-6 lead. HU then added seven more unanswered points over the next minute to break open the game. Goshen continued to hang around and pulled within six at 25-19 on a Katie Souers' layup with five minutes remaining in the half. The Foresters responded by picking up their defensive intensity and held the Leafs scoreless down the stretch. HU took advantage of Goshen's drought and ran off nine consecutive points to take a 34-19 lead to the locker room.
In the second half, the Foresters immediately pushed the lead to 19 with back-to-back layups from Kendra Stahl and Berry. The Leafs made a couple of runs to get as close as 12 at the 12:37 mark and 10 with 1:36 to play, but each time, HU was able to respond to keep Goshen in check.
Berry topped four Foresters in double figures with a game-high 21 points and she added seven rebounds. Erica Yost added 11 points and six assists off the bench while Stahl and Courtney Beerbower both finished with 10 points. Lauren Davenport chipped in eight points, nine assists and five steals. Chloe VanDenBrink led Goshen with 15 points and Krystal Duensing added 10.
The Leafs won the battle of the boards 40-28, but HU committed just seven turnovers to 21 for Goshen.