Spartans host MSJ Saturday, honor Class of 2015

Spartans host MSJ Saturday, honor Class of 2015

Mt. St. Joseph University of Ohio pays a visit to Spartan Field for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader Saturday, Nov. 1.

Match specifics: The Spartans pay homage to their members of the Class of 2015 at halftime of the respective matches … Kickoff times are 1 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. for the men … Live statistics can be accessed at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts – Women: Manchester University (7-9-1 overall, 4-3-1 HCAC) can lock up the program's third straight appearance in the conference postseason tournament with a win this weekend. It would be the longest such streak for the Spartans since the 2002-08 squads ran off seven in a row … MU began the week with a 2-0 loss to league-leading Franklin College Oct. 28. Sophomore midfielder Allison Moore (Richmond, Ind.), junior midfielder Bridgette Rowe (La Quinta, Calif.) and senior midfielder Amber Kent (Fountaintown, Ind.) all ricocheted strikes off the visiting goal frame, while Rowe forced a save in the second half . Offensively, Rowe and senior midfielder Sofie Tzortzinis (Ann Arbor, Mich.) each compiled three shot attempts. On the defensive side, senior goalkeeper Emily Willmann (Montpelier, Ind.) earned two saves, increasing her season total to 101 for her fourth successive triple-digit campaign … Willmann and Rowe are two of three Black and Gold players standing within the league's top five statistically. Willmann's save total is fifth-highest, while Rowe is tied for fifth in goals scored (eight). Senior forward Katelyn Barta (Griffith, Ind.) completes the group. She's tied for third in assists (six) and fourth in points (20).

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