Knispel leads HU women’s soccer over St. Francis

Brandi Spear (left), a senior on the Huntington University women’s soccer team, passes the ball during a game against the University of St. Francis at King Stadium on Friday, Sept. 15. The Foresters won, 3-2.
Brandi Spear (left), a senior on the Huntington University women’s soccer team, passes the ball during a game against the University of St. Francis at King Stadium on Friday, Sept. 15. The Foresters won, 3-2. Photo by Steve Clark.

Matéa Knispel scored three goals to lead the Huntington University women’s soccer team over visiting St. Francis, 3-2, on Friday, Sept. 15.

Knispel, a junior, scored her first goal at the 33:24 mark in the first half, giving the Foresters a 1-0 lead that they would take into halftime. The second half saw Olivia De La Rosa seize the lead for the Fighting Saints, scoring twice in a little over two minutes, but Knispel countered with two more goals to give Huntington the win.

Senior Brandi Spear and juniors Tessy Geiss and Jaime Calvin each logged an assist for the Foresters, 3-3-1.

Huntington registered 18 shots for the game, 10 of which were on goal. Knispel logged eight of those shots on frame.

Senior Paige Coolman went the distance in goal for the Foresters, allowing the two De La Rosa goals while making one stop to pick up the win.