Huntington, Ind. - For the second time in a week, the Forester women’s soccer team ended in a conference stalemate after two extra periods. This time it was a 0-0 ending against the Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday of HU’s homecoming festivities.
While it wasn’t exactly the outcome HU was looking for, it was the best result against an IWU team since the program started in 1997. Not surprisingly, it was an evenly played match in which both teams finished with six shots on goal. HU held the slight advantage in shots taken at 14-9 but neither team could find the back of the net to settle at a 0-0 deadlock after 110 minutes of play.
“A lot of teams are happy to get a positive result against IWU. They have been such a national powerhouse in years’ past,” said Coach Burgher. “I thought our defense did a great job today. I put a lot of pressure on them and had them play IWU’s strikers man up. We set it up so if one of them scored, we were going to know who on our team let up. Our girls didn’t want to let their teammates down.”
“Offensively we are in a little bit of a rut. We are getting open looks at frame but aren’t putting them away. I think we have the potential to be a very dangerous team, but we have got to start finishing our chances.”
The Foresters (8-2-3, 2-0-2) are currently in second place in the MCC behind 4-0 Spring Arbor University. They will host Bethel College on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.