NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester will travel to Franklin College for a pair of matches on Friday September 27. The Spartans will start with their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener against the Franklin Grizzlies at 4 p.m. MU will follow with a 6 p.m. non-conference match against Capital.
Manchester vs. Capital – 6:00 p.m. – Live Stats
Manchester News & Notes
* The Spartans split two of their four matches in the Manchester Volleyball Invite last weekend, defeating both Ancilla Community College and Terra State Community College.
* MU has also notched wins over Blackburn, St. Mary's (Ind.) and Wilmington (Ohio).
* As HCAC play begins Friday, Manchester was selected seventh in the HCAC Preseason Poll last month.
* Last year, Manchester defeated Franklin 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15) in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.
Franklin News & Notes
* The Grizzlies were picked sixth in the HCAC Preseason Poll.
* Franklin stands 9-7 entering the weekend.
* The Griz fell in their most recent outing to Spalding University in five sets.
Capital News & Notes
* The Crusaders are members of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC)
* CU will bring a record of 8-10 to Franklin on Friday.
* Winners of back-to-back matches, Capital topped by Franciscan and Cincinnati-Clermont earlier in the week.