Foresters' soccer season ends at penalty kick line

An upset bid by the fourth-seeded Huntington University men’s soccer team versus top seed Spring Arbor University came to an end at the penalty kick line, where the Cougars topped the Foresters, 5-3, in a Crossroads League Tournament semifinal game on Saturday, Nov. 4.

With the loss, the Foresters finish the season 10-4-5, 5-2-2 in league play. The Cougars, 16-3-1, 8-1 in conference, advance to the tournament’s championship game, where they’ll face
second-seeded Grace College on Nov. 11.

It all came down to a shootout between the league rivals after neither defense yielded a score in regulation or either of the two overtime periods.

Huntington tallied 10 shots for the game, half of which were on goal. Freshman Noah Fleming accounted for two of those scoring looks while junior Miguel de Sousa, sophomore Luke Unger and freshman Jake Erlandson supplied the others.

Spring Arbor produced 17 shots, with only two coming on frame, both of which were stopped by Forester goalkeeper Troy Hester. The senior went the distance in goal.

Cougar goalie Isiah Handspike recorded four saves, with his defense accounting for another.