A Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match-up with Bluffton Wednesday, Oct. 25, begins a set of back-to-back home dates for Manchester University.
Match details: Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. at Good Field on MU's campus in North Manchester, Ind. … Live audio, statistics and video are accessible via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of MU athletics … The Spartans (0-14-1 overall, 0-6-1 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) are coming off a 3-0 loss at the hands of Mt. St. Joseph Oct. 21 as part of their final road trip of the year. BU (3-12 overall, 2-5 HCAC) celebrated its last home contest in high style the same day, topping Rose-Hulman 1-0 to garner their second league victory … With a forfeit victory a year ago included, the Black and Gold have claimed four of the last five in the series.
Spartan Shorts: Four players share the team goals' lead, as senior midfielder Kelsey Ropp (Freeland, Mich.); junior defender/midfielder Isabella Zoog (Brownsburg, Ind.); junior midfielder/forward Maranda Birmingham (Kouts, Ind.); and senior midfielder Courtney Hersick (Plymouth, Ind.) have posted two each. Hersick adds program bests in assists (two) and points (six), total shots (49) and shots on goal (22) to her season credentials … On the defensive end, junior goalkeeper Cami Holford (Valparaiso, Ind.), who registered her seventh double-digit save total at Mt. St. Joseph, went over the 100-save mark this fall during the contest. Her 109 are second-highest in the league and have also merited notice on the NCAA Division III report for matches played through Oct. 19. Holford was sitting 47th in saves per game and 60th in total knockaways … Looking further at the HCAC numbers, Hersick, who joined fellow senior midfielder Jenny Pudlo (Crown Point, Ind.) to strike five shot on goal tries at the Lions' frame this past weekend, and Birmingham are four-five in total shot attempts … Manchester University concludes its home and overall seasons Saturday, Oct. 28 against Earlham. The Class of 2018 team members will be recognized at halftime of the 1 p.m. match.