Foresters cruise past Beavers in home opener

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2011-09-07
Huntington, Ind. - The Forester women’s soccer team wasted no time taking control of their home opener as they rolled over the Beavers of Bluffton University 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon.

Huntington got after it from opening kick-off, shutting down Bluffton’s offense while generating plenty of scoring opportunities for themselves. The outshot the Beavers 30-3.

Less than five minutes into the game, freshman Erin Barclay, on a counter attack off a Bluffton corner kick, slotted the ball across the box to Same Cubic who punched it in for an early 1-0 lead. Twenty-two minutes later Brittany Hartman found the back of the net on a breakaway to push HU’s lead to 2-0 by halftime.

Cubic returned the favor in the second period when she slotted the ball to Barclay who finished the play by scoring her first collegiate goal on a breakaway in the 70th minute of play to close out scoring as the Foresters cruised to the 3-0 win.

Sam Barclay handled the bulk of the goalie responsibilities, finishing the night with one save.

“I’m really proud of the girls for coming out and working hard for each other tonight,” commented Coach Burgher. “We needed this win and they made sure we got it. Our defensive intensity was the key to the win tonight, it was stellar."

"They came out took their jobs serious and really shut down Bluffton’s attack. Overall I am really proud of the entire team. We had great production off the bench and it was really a team win. We are looking forward to playing Cornerstone on Saturday.”

With this win, the Foresters move to 1-2 on the season. They are back in action on Saturday when they host Cornerstone University at 2:00 p.m.
The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 53 NAIA All-America honors and 187 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.
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