Baker lifts Foresters over MVNU in 2OT


Courtney Baker. Photo provided.

Junior Courtney Baker scored both Huntington University goals as the fifth-seeded women's soccer team edged fourth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2-1, in double overtime on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the first round of the Crossroads League Tournament.

HU, 6-12, advances to the semifinals, where they will face top-seeded Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

Baker's first goal, in the 59th minute, tied the game at 1-1 just eight minutes after MVNU took a 1-0 lead. Her second, a header off a cross from Becca Grimes, came with 1:24 left in the second OT.

HU goalkeeper Caitlin Adams had 12 saves to help the Forester cause.