Spartans begin home, away week Wednesday
It is a Wabash County – Huntington County showdown Wednesday, Sept. 13, on the pitch at Good Field, as neighboring National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' program Huntington University pays a visit.
Match details: Start time is 4 p.m. … The Foresters stand 1-3-1 and stopped a brief two-match skid Sept. 9 with a 1-0 win over Aquinas College of Michigan. The host Spartans are in search of their first victory and are coming off a 5-0 defeat at the hands of fellow NAIA member Indiana Tech Sept. 10 … Live audio, statistics and video can be accessed via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.
Spartan Shorts: A junior tandem consisting of midfielder/forward Maranda Birmingham (Kouts, Ind.) and goalkeeper Cami Holford (Valparaiso, Ind.) finds itself among the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's early season statistical top five. Birmingham's 20 shot attempts are second most, while Holford's 23 saves rank fourth … Digging deeper into the squad's numbers through five matches, junior defender/midfielder Isabella Zoog (Brownsburg, Ind.) and senior midfielder/forward Kelsey Ropp (Freeland, Mich.) are tied for first in goals scored (one) and points (two). Senior midfielder/forward Courtney Hersick (Plymouth, Ind.) leads the way in assists (one); Birmingham is first in shots on goal (six); and Holford's four matches played, three starts and better than 227 minutes in net lead the goalkeeping crew … The Spartans take to the road this weekend, facing off against another Ohio Athletic Conference foe, Otterbein University, Sunday, Sept. 17. Kickoff is 12 p.m. Following the match with the Cardinals, MU breaks from competition until Wednesday, Sept. 27, when they go to Illinois Tech.