Spartans face off with Rose-Hulman

Spartans face off with Rose-Hulman

A Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Rose-Hulman is next for Manchester University Saturday, Nov. 2.

Match specifics: Kickoff times are 1 p.m. for the women and 3:30 p.m. for the men at Jim Rendel Field on Rose-Hulman's campus … Live statistics for both matches are available at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Men – Saturday's clash with the Fightin' Engineers wraps up the 2013 campaign … A win in Terre Haute moves the Black and Gold up the league standings. They currently stand in a tie for seventh with Franklin and Mt. St. Joseph going into the final weekend .. MU (3-12-2 overall, 2-6 HCAC) goes into its final match on a bit of a roll, having won two of its last three … The reason for the recent success is two-fold. The Spartans' offense is averaging two goals per contest, while sophomore goalkeeper Craig Thacker (Lebanon, Ind.) sports a 1.33-goals-against average in the span. Thacker continues to rise up the HCAC's saves chart, as he ranks fourth with 66 … Ten players have posted goals, and 12 individuals have scored at least a point on MU's offensive charts. The quartet of sophomore defender/midfielder Drew Vergonet (Elkhart, Ind.), sophomore midfielder Julio Luevano (Aguascalientes, Mexico), junior midfielder Zac Hansen (Muskegon, Mich.) and junior forward/midfielder Loic Youth (Detroit, Mich.) has each scored two goals. Hansen remains the points' leader (seven), and Luevano's 25 total shots and 12 shots on goal lead the squad.