Spartans Drop Double Overtime Heartbreaker at Bluffton

Spartans Drop Double Overtime Heartbreaker at Bluffton

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Manchester women's soccer team battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits in the second half, however, host Bluffton netted the golden goal in double overtime to narrowly edge MU 3-2 on Wednesday October 30.  

Trailing 1-0 in the second half, Maddie Shepard (Greenville, Ohio/Greenville) tallied the equalizing goal off a pass from Katie Green (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton).

Bluffton would go ahead 2-1 just five minutes later in the 66th minute following a goal from Maddie Huffman.

The Spartans quickly responded as Jessica Hudnall (Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) tallied her first goal of the season in the 71st minute.  Bridget Nash (Carmel, Ind./Bishop Chatard) picked up the assist on the Hudnall goal. 

With the game tied at end of regulation 2-2, both teams geared up for overtime.  Neither team was able to score in the first overtime period, however, Bluffton netted the golden goal in the 101st minute to secure a 3-2 victory.

Manchester will conclude the 2019 season at Earlham College on Saturday November 2.  Kickoff from Richmond is set for 1 p.m.