Sports

Douglass makes Landrum goal stand up

Goalkeeper Kodi Douglass made Daphnee Landrum’s first-half goal stand up as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team produced a 1-0 win over host Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Douglass, a junior, stopped all 12 shots she faced as the Lady Vikes improved to 12-4 on the season.

Bella Bercik got an assist on Landrum’s goal.

Christle goal gives Viking soccerboys draw with Luers

A second half goal by junior Tyler Christle pushed the Huntington North High School boys varsity soccer team to a 1-1 tie with visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Luers on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Christle’s goal from an assist by Ashton Hosler equalized the Luers score in the first half as the Vikings moved to 6-7-3 on the season.

Viking goalkeeper Aidan Hosler had 16 saves on the afternoon.

HU netmen crush Bethel

The Huntington University men’s tennis team crushed visiting Bethel College, winning 9-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The Foresters’ Giovanni Martinez, at No. 4 singles, and Brody Worl, at No. 6, posted 6-0, 6-0 victories over Evan Roth and Jeryl Weaver, respectively. Niko Rongos logged a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Brian Shembarger in the fifth match. Illia Turaba defeated Evan Ferguson, 6-2, 6-1, in the second contest. Sebastian Salas was a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Jose Morales in the third tilt while Ignacio Poncio topped Jacob Marci in the No. 1 match, 6-0, 4-6 (11-9).

Doubles sweep propels HU netwomen past Bethel

Sweeping doubles play helped propel the Huntington University women’s tennis team to a 6-3 triumph over visiting Bethel College on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

In doubles action, the Foresters’ Meg Dolde and Morgan Fitzpatrick posted an 8-3 win over Taylor Freedline and Caroline Boger in the No. 1 match. The second contest saw Lisa Colling and Lanae Singleton dispatch Abbey VanDiver and Layla Jojo, 8-4. In the third tilt, Anastasiia Evstifeeva and Marla Odendahl topped Stephanie Cressman and Zoe Laubach, 8-2.

16th-ranked USF sweeps HU spikers

The Huntington University volleyball team suffered a sweep to 16th-ranked University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Platt Arena.

The Foresters sustained back-to-back defeats of 14-25 before experiencing a 16-25 setback in the third set to lose the match.

Huntington, 6-12, 3-7 in Crossroads League play, got nine kills from sophomore Paige Eakright and 23 assists from sophomore Jenna Tacosik. Defensively, sophomore Ariene Butler produced 17 digs.

With the win, the Cougars run their record to 20-3, 9-1 in league action.

Grace blanks HU soccerwomen

The Huntington University women’s soccer team suffered a 3-0 defeat to host Grace College on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The Lancers scored once in the first half and twice in the second to dispatch the Foresters, who drop to 3-7, 0-1 in the Crossroads League.

The Huntington offense tallied 12 shots, five of which were on goal. Sophomore Jordan Adam logged two of those shots on frame.

Freshman Danielle Dehner took the loss in goal for the Foresters, permitting the three Lancer scores while making five saves.

With the win, Grace improves to 9-1, 1-0 in conference.

Grace edges HU soccermen

The Huntington University men’s soccer team got edged by visiting Grace College, 1-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

After a scoreless first half, the Lancers tallied what would prove to be the game-winning goal at the 49:07 mark in the second. Breno Oliveira scored the goal for the visitors, who improve to 7-2-1, 1-0 in Crossroads League action

The Foresters, 5-4-1, 0-1 in league play, produced eight shots for the game, half of which were on goal.

Gabe Greenfield took the loss for Huntington. The sophomore keeper allowed the Grace score while also making three saves.

Niswander leads Lady Vike spikers over New Haven

Macy Niswander led the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of host New Haven on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Niswander, a senior, registered 13 kills on offense while racking up nine blocks on defense for the Lady Vikings, 16-8, 4-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference.

Behind Niswander’s contributions, Huntington North posted wins of 25-16, 25-18 and 25-22.

Morgan Robrock helped facilitate Niswander’s offensive effort with 30 assists. The junior also got in on the scoring herself, serving up four aces.

HU men golfers 10th at Bockwitz Fall Classic

The Huntington University men’s golf team placed 10th at the Bill Bockwitz Fall Classic, hosted by Spring Arbor University at The Grande Golf Club, in Jackson, MI, on Monday, Sept. 24, and Tuesday, Sept. 25.

The Foresters posted a score of 937. They logged scores of 314 in each of the tournament’s first two rounds before firing a 309 in the third and final round.

Lady Vike harriers ninth at New Haven

The Huntington North High School girls’ cross country team placed ninth out of 14 teams in its division of the New Haven Classic Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Sophomore Hannah Whitney led the charge for HNHS by placing 24th among scoring runners in 20:11.9. Senior Alena Miller was 28th in 20:16.7, senior Kyler Hoopingarner was 54th in 21:46.4, sophomore Lesley Zook was 66th in 22:37.9 and sophomore Naomi Richardson was 72nd in 22:58.4.

Senior Lisa Nalliah completed the team with 91st place in 25:33.3.

Vikings top Norwell, 2-0, on pitch

Alex Gass scored the only offensive goal of the game and Aidan Hosler turned aside all five shots he faced to lead the Huntington North high School boys’ varsity soccer team to a 2-0 win over visiting Norwell on Monday, Sept. 24.

The Vikings, 6-7-2, received a gift goal from Norwell for their other score.

Ashton Hosler assisted on Gass’ score.

Bercik leads Lady Vike soccergirls past Norwell

Junior Bella Bercik had a goal and an assist to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team past visiting Norwell, 3-1, on Monday, Sept. 24.

Senior Amaya Sunderman and junior Daphnee Landrum also had goals for the Lady Vikes, 11-4 on the campaign.

Goalkeeper Kodi Douglass recorded six saves.

The Lady Vikes scored two goals in the final half and each team had a score in the second half.

Viking harriers ninth at New Haven

The Huntington North High School boys’ cross country team placed ninth at the New Haven Classic Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Brock Spahr led the Vikings with a 20th place finish, crossing the finish line in 16:31. Jacob Wust cross five seconds later for 24th place, Isaiah Clampitt ran to 61st in 17:08, Drew Davis placed 65th in 17:12 and Harrison Niswander completed the scoring by finishing in 93rd in 17:39.

Completing the squad for HNHS, Jarid Miller placed 99th in 17:46, Connor Miller was 109th in 18:04 and Alex Bishop placed 132nd in 18:51.

HU women harriers also 8th at Bullock Invite

The Huntington University women’s cross team placed eightt out of 10 schools competing Friday, Sept. 21, in the Ray Bullock Invitational at Taylor University.

Saige Norris paced HU over the 5K course, clocking in at 20:00.5 to place 21st out of 131 runners. Aspen Dirr finished in 26th in 20:09.2, Bianca Tisdale was 47th in 21:16.9, Olivia Von Gunten was 48th in 21:18.9 and Erin Manchess was 53rd in 22:18.5.

HU tallied 195 points, well off the 22 points scored by champion Taylor. Madonna was runner-up with 56 points and Indiana Wesleyan scored 87 points for third place.

HU harriers eighth at Bullock Invite

The Huntington University men’s cross country team placed eighth at the Ray Bullock Invitational at Taylor University Friday night, Sept. 21.

Kevin Moser ran the 8K in 28:15.6 for 31st place to cross the finish line first for the Foresters. Nick Childs placed 33rd in 28:21.8, Aaron Hendryx was 38th in 28:36.3, Kody Ahrens was 46th in 29:14.4 and Adrien Gentie was 51st in 29:29.3.

Taylor won to race with 43 points. Indiana Wesleyan scored 46 points for second place and Madonna scored 77 for third. HU tallied 199 points.

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