NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University hits the road for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday, Oct. 7.
Match details: Kickoff time versus Rose-Hulman is 3:30 p.m. at R-H's Jim Rendel and Intramural Fields in Terre Haute, Ind. … Live audio, stats and video can be tracked via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … MU is in search of their initial loop win of 2017 with a 4-7 overall and 0-2 conference record.
Spartan Shorts: Three statistics are among the league's top five for Coach Corey Brueggeman's team as of Friday, Oct. 6. Senior goalkeeper Brady Forman (Hastings, Mich.) continues to be among the best in saves and save percentage, ranking second in saves (64) and fifth in save percentage (80). Freshman forward Josh Gonzalez (Portage, Ind.), who's held down the top spots for the Black and Gold in goals, points and shots throughout 2017, is tied for fourth in total strikes (27) … The program's current two-match road swing began with a 3-1 loss at the hands of loop rival Anderson University Oct. 4. Brueggeman's crew got out to a fast start with senior defender/forward/midfielder Tod Oram (Crown Point, Ind.) finding the back of the Ravens' net less than 20 minutes in. However, AU responded with the tying strike around 10 minutes later and then took the lead with a pivotal score right before halftime in route to the decision … Manchester University looks to end a pair of rough skids. The 2017 team has fell in six of their last seven, with three of the outcomes being by just one score, and have dropped six straight in the series with the Fightin' Engineers … The Spartans return home Wednesday, Oct. 11, to start their Homecoming Week 2017 schedule against Franklin College. Match time is 4 p.m.