Spartans, Huntington stage thriller

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A scoreless scoreboard after 110 minutes at Good Field didn’t portray the story of a competitive clash Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Neighboring institutions Manchester University and Huntington University gave the crowd in attendance an intense match to remember despite the sunny and warm conditions. Both sides had opportunities to break through and potentially claim the victory, but Black and Gold senior netminder Justin Meredith (Shelbyville, Ind.) and Foresters goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield managed multiple highlight reel saves. Meredith recorded his first clean sheet in an MU uniform with six saves, while Greenfield tallied five of his own.

The visitors held a slight 14-10 shots advantage. Senior forward Jared Wondergem(Hudsonville, Mich.) and junior midfielder Alex Baker (Fort Wayne, Ind.) led the home team, as Wondergem had three total and two on goal, and Baker finished with two tries both of which were sent away. Huntington was guided by senior midfielder Ty Sproat’s four attempts with three being on frame.

Head coach Corey Brueggeman’s crew, sporting a 2-4-1 record, continues a set of contests against the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Crossroads League Friday, Sept. 21. They take a short trip to Winona Lake, Ind., for a 7 p.m. kickoff against Grace College.

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