A Saturday, Oct. 4, sojourn to Transylvania University of Kentucky raises the curtain on the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference slate.
Match specifics: Kickoff for the women's match is 1 p.m. with the men's contest to follow at approximately 3:30 p.m. at TU's Athletic Complex … Live stats and video are available at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.
Spartan Shorts: Women – MU (3-6) wrapped up its regular season non-conference schedule with a 2-0 loss at Wittenberg University of Ohio Sept. 30 … Senior goalkeeper Emily Willmann (Montpelier, Ind.) is still in the conference's overall top five in saves. Her 62 are fourth-highest … Besides Willmann's saves, 2.78 goals-against average, three wins and one shutout leading the MU statistical charts, sophomore midfielder Allison Moore (Richmond, Ind.), senior forward Katelyn Barta (Griffith, Ind.), junior midfielder Bridgette Rowe (La Quinta, Calif.), senior midfielder Amber Kent (Fountaintown, Ind.) and junior forward Brandy Crouse (Cleves, Ohio) each hold team bests, too. Moore is first in goals (three) and points (seven), while Crouse's 19 total shots are atop the charts, and she shares first with Rowe and Kent in game-winning goals (one apiece). Rowe leads the way in shots on goal (10), and Barta is the assists' leader (two) … Coach Andy Stout's offense has been balanced to date with seven players acquiring at least one strike into the opposition net … MU and TU split the season series a year ago with the Black and Gold claiming the regular season meeting, and the Pioneers blanking them in the conference tournament semifinals. Prior to Manchester University's victory, TU had claimed eight straight victories in the series.
Homecoming Week 2014: Defiance College of Ohio visits Spartan Field for a men's match Tuesday, Oct. 7, and a women's clash Wednesday, Oct. 8. Start times for each are 4 p.m.