Spartans face HCAC-OAC showdown Sunday

Spartans face HCAC-OAC showdown Sunday

A 12 and 4 p.m. doubleheader is next on the schedule for the Manchester University men's and women's soccer squads Sunday, Sept. 17.

Match details: The two women's teams match-up in the opener at Otterbein University's Clements Field with the men's game following … Live audio, stats and video can be accessed for both contests via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Coach Corey Brueggeman's squad, standing 3-2, begins a span of three of its next four outings coming against the Ohio Athletic Conference with the clash against the Cardinals. They follow that with a home meeting against perennial league power Ohio Northern Tuesday, Sept. 19, and close the set with a trip to Heidelberg University Tuesday, Sept. 26 … The Black and Gold narrowly missed opening the week with a non-league road win, falling 2-1 at Huntington University in overtime Sept. 13 … MU is ranked in the top five of four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference statistical categories. Freshman forward Josh Gonzalez (Portage, Ind.) is tied for second in goals (three) and is in similar territory in points (seven). Junior midfielder Ben Niederhelman (Ross, Ohio) stands among a second place tie in assists (two), and senior goalkeeper Brady Forman (Hastings, Mich.) is fourth in saves (26).