Spartans, Defiance set for Wednesday match-up

Spartans, Defiance set for Wednesday match-up

Beginning its final road swing of the 2017 season, Manchester University goes nose-to-nose with Defiance College Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Match details: Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. at Winsper-Knobel Field on DC's campus … The Black and Gold sport 0-13 overall and 0-5 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference marks. The Yellow Jackets are 1-11 overall and 0-5 in the league … MU's won six straight in the series including a 7-2 decision last year in North Manchester.

Spartan Shorts: The offense has shown signs of a potential of late, tallying five of the team's seven goals in a span of the last six matches including two scores against Franklin Oct. 11. It's been a steady production from four individuals, as senior midfielder Kelsey Ropp (Freeland, Mich.); junior defender/midfielder Isabella Zoog (Brownsburg, Ind.) and junior midfielder/forward Maranda Birmingham (Kouts, Ind.) have each compiled two scores, and senior midfielder Courtney Hersick (Plymouth, Ind.) has the other. Each of the quartet's tallied four points, as Hersick also has two assists on her line … In recent play, MU took Transylvania University to a 1-0 score through 45 minutes Oct. 14 before the Pioneers erupted for three successful strikes over a 13-minute period of the second half in route to a 4-0 victory. Junior goalkeeper Cami Holford (Valparaiso, Ind.) increased her saves total to 85, good for second in the loop, with six.

Weekend Plans: Manchester University visits Mt. St. Joseph Saturday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is 1 p.m. and is part of a doubleheader with the men's squad.

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