St. Mary’s (Ind.) Narrowly Edges Manchester 2-1 on OT

St. Mary’s (Ind.) Narrowly Edges Manchester 2-1 on OT

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University women's soccer team went toe-to-toe with visiting St. Mary's (ind.

Manchester opened the scoring on Wednesday afternoon.  Katie Green (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) played a corner kick into the box that found Jessica Hudnall (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) Hudnall was able to play the ball forward and her short flick towards the goal eventually found Sydnee Jensen (Casper, Wyo./Kelly Walsh) who finished in the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

MU held its lead for about eight minutes until the Belles equalized in the 13th minute.  Both teams remained neck-and-neck the remainder of regulation.

Two minutes into overtime, Rose Stackhouse's header just crossed over the goal line before bouncing out.  Stackhouse's eighth goal of 2019 lifted the Belles to a 2-1 victory. 

For the match, St. Mary's (Ind.) held a slight advantage in the total shot count, 18-13.  The Spartans outshot SMC 9-7 in the first half.  Both teams were even on corner kicks (4-4).

St. Mary's improved to 5-3 on the season.  The Spartans (0-5) will play a pair of road games this weekend.  The Spartans will travel to Olivet College on Friday September 20.  Kickoff in Michigan will be at 4 p.m.  The Spartans will then travel to No. 24 Otterbein on Sunday September 22 for a 1 pm showdown with the Cardinals.