ANDERSON, Ind. – The Manchester Spartans blew past the rival Anderson University Ravens on Wednesday night. MU tallied a season high six goals en route to a 6-1 victory and moved to 2-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.
The Spartans scored a pair of early goals and never looked back on Wednesday afternoon.
Baker then tallied the second score for Manchester University in the 16th minute. Drew Gavit (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) and Justin Winterboer (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) picked up assists on the Baker goal.
Manchester remained ahead 2-0 at the intermission. Through 45 minutes of play the Spartans held a narrow 11-9 advantage in shots.
Manchester blew the game wide open early in the second half, scoring a trio of within a seven minute span.
Nick Surber (Hebron, Ind./ Hebron) scored in the 52nd minute to put the Spartans ahead 3-0. Nash Walker (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) and Alex Baker (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) collected their first assists of the night.
Ruben Gonzalez (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview) scored just over 60 seconds later to push the Spartans' lead to 4-0.
Keegan Wondergem (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) scored his first goal for the Black and Gold in the 59th minute to cap the quick flurry by Manchester.
MU's final goal came in the 90th minute, courtesy of Grey Kieffer (Leo, Ind./Leo).
For the match, Manchester University outshot Anderson 34-23 and totaled 10 assists. Justin Winterboer made five saves in goal and earned his fourth win of the season.
Manchester notched its second consecutive win and won for the third time in four games. The Spartans now sit at 5-6-1, 2-0 HCAC this fall. Anderson fell to 3-8-1, 0-2 HCAC on the season.
Manchester will hit the road this weekend and will travel to Transylvania University. The Spartans and Pioneers will clash on Saturday October 12. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.