The bar is set high for the HU men. They are looking to win NAIA conference for the second year in a row, and to prove to everyone why they are the reigning champs.
By Katie Sell, Staff Writer
The HU men’s soccer team has seen great success thus far in the season, earning a 6-2-1 record right before they head into their first conference game. This is the best non-conference record the HU men have held in the past 9 seasons, but has simultaneously been one of the hardest they have had to endure. Junior defender Jake Erlandson says this is the “most challenging non conference” he’s had to play since coming in as a freshman two years ago.
The team already accomplished a 4-1 victory over division 3 school Manchester U and a four-game winning-streak. Goalie Gabe Greenfield also earned NAIA defender of the week.
Head coach Russ Lawson has high hopes going into conference play, and said that he thinks the team has been very productive and is heading in the right direction. “It’s always going to be a challenge, a test, because there is so much parity in our league to where the #10 team can beat #1,” said Lawson, “but I’m encouraged and excited because I feel we have a team that will rise to that challenge.” The bar is set high for the HU men. They are looking to win NAIA conference for the second year in a row, and to prove to everyone why they are the reigning champs.