HU advances to MCC semi-finals

 In first round action of the MCC tourney, the #4-seeded Forester women's soccer team grabbed a 2-1 win over #5 Grace on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals.

HU got down to business early when Sam Cubic blasted a shot from 40 out that hit the bottom of the cross bar but still found its way into the net to give the Foresters a 1-0 lead within the first five minutes of play. The Lancers countered in the 21st minute to knot things up at 1-1.

Both teams had several chances over the next 50 minutes but it was the Foresters who cashed in at the 71:25 mark when Claire Creasy split the defense with a pass to Brittany Hartman who outran her defender and slotted it far post for the game-winner.

"This wasn't the best game we have ever played and it wasn't the worst, but when the game was over we scored more than Grace and that's the only stat we care about," stated Coach Burgher. "In my three years at Huntington this is the biggest win the program has had. We have some great teams in the MCC and to finish in the top four in the regular season and then to be in the final four in the conference tournament is a big honor for us."

"I'm just really proud of the girls. They wanted this game bad and they took it. We are going to enjoy this win for the rest of the weekend and then it's time to start preparing for IWU."

Huntington outshot Grace 13-6. HU keeper Caitlin Adams finished with five saves. With this win, the Foresters (10-8-1) advance to the semi-finals of the MCC tourney slated for Saturday. They travel to Indiana Wesleyan to take on the #1 Wildcats.


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