Katie Sell, Staff Editor
HU men’s soccer secured 3 wins over the course of October, bringing their record to 4-1-2 in the crossroads league. A key player in the team’s achievements for this month has been junior forward Jordan Morris.
From South Bend Indiana, Morris is playing his third season in the NAIA league for the Huntington Foresters, establishing himself as a reliable striker on the squad. In the nailbiter against Goshen earlier October, the two teams faced off in over-time after a 1-1 draw, when Morris sank his debut goal in the back of Goshen’s net. He celebrated his first collegiate goal alongside James Lighton, who found the forwards feet from the mid-field.
Morris wasted no time in sharing the triumph with his team, “I credit my goal to James Lighton for the assist and the entire HUMS team for reminding me to keep working hard until the final whistle!”. His golden goal in the last 30 seconds earned a victory for Coach Lawson’s crew.
In HU’s last game against Marian, James Lighton started the match strong scoring the first goal against the south Indy team, until they came back to tie up the competition with 70 minutes on the clock. In a last minute frenzy, Lighton the english midfielder, found Morris’s foot yet again, where he slid the ball past Marians keeper with 30 seconds left. This proves his second game winning goal of the season.
Coming off last year as an outside back for the foresters, Jordan has moved his way up the field as a striker this season.
“It is an honor to have two game-winning goals under my belt. It feels good to gradually gain confidence and form as I have transitioned back to the forward position,” said Morris. “The greatest part about moments like these is the joy it brings to my teammates.”
“Jomo” has built a momentum of sheer will and determination that he plans to capitalize on for the remainder of the season: “We have two tough games remaining with Bethel and IWU. I plan to take it one game at a time and give my greatest effort when my name is called upon. The goals motivate me to not give up when our team faces challenges.”
All-in-all, the golden-goal forward shares his victories with his teammates and in the glory of God.