Crossroads League opponents open week

Crossroads League opponents open week

A pair of non-conference contests start off a three-dual week for Manchester University Monday, Sept. 5, and Thursday, Sept. 8.

Dual details: The Spartans take on Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., at 4:30 p.m. Monday. That meeting is followed by another against a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Cross League member, Bethel College, at Mishawaka, Ind., with a 3 p.m. first serve Thursday.

Spartan Shorts: MU did get some competition in Sept. 3, competing in Franklin College's fun doubles event. A pairing of junior Erin Cordill (Zionsville, Ind.) and sophomore Mariam Aly (Giza, Egypt) topped the performances going 4-2. Also combining Saturday were juniors Katie Peden (North Manchester, Ind.) and Katy Ashpole (Leesburg, Ind.) and senior Alaina Beckner (Columbia City, Ind.) and freshman Lauren Rodts (Mishawaka, Ind.) … The Spartans' week's calendar continues Saturday, Sept. 10, as Coach Eric Christiansen's squad kicks off Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference dual play, hosting Mt. St. Joseph University of Ohio at 11 a.m.