Franklin, Black and Gold face key HCAC clash today

Franklin, Black and Gold face key HCAC clash today

Manchester University opens the final week of the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and regular season Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 28 and 29.

Match specifics: MU's women host Franklin College at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, while the two men's squads do battle Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Both matches are set for the pitch at Spartan Field … Live statistics for both matches can be accessed via links at, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Women – The Spartans, winners of three of their last four, are 7-8-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the HCAC … The trio of senior forward Katelyn Barta (Griffith, Ind.), senior goalkeeper Emily Willmann (Montpelier, Ind.) and junior midfielder Bridgette Rowe (La Quinta, Calif.) are still within among the league's statistical top five. Barta is part of a three-way tie for fifth in goals (seven), ranks third in assists (six) and is tied for third points (20). Rowe stands fourth in goals (eight) and is tied for fifth in points (18), while Willmann is in a three-way tie for third in saves (99) … Willmann's next save will give her triple-digit totals in each of her four seasons as a Black and Gold net minder. The program's career leader is also tracking towards 500, as she is only 14 shy … Rowe's eight goals, 18 points and four game-winning scores are all tops for the Black and Gold, while Barta's 41 total shots, 26 shots on goal, six assists and 20 points also lead the way. Barta and Rowe's numbers have each enjoyed league play, as Barta's compiled five goals, two assists and 14 points, and Rowe has six goals, an assist and 13 points in the span.

Senior Day 2014: Manchester University honors its members of the Class of 2015 Saturday, Nov. 1, as part of a 1 and 3 p.m. doubleheader against Mt. St. Joseph University of Ohio.

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