LEXINGTON, Ky. – The host Transylvania Pioneers edged the Manchester Spartans 2-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action on Saturday October 12.
Manchester and Transylvania remained deadlocked at zero through the entire first half. The Pioneers struck first in the 61st minute following a Manchester own goal. Five minutes later, Garrett Dean scored his third goal of the season to put TU ahead 2-0.
Transylvania’s defense limited Manchester’s scoring opportunities as the Pioneers held a 12-9 advantage in shots. Ruben Gonzalez (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview) and Nick Surber (Hebron, Ind./Hebron) led MU with two shots a piece.
Justin Winterboer (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) made six saves in goal for the Spartans.
Saturday’s loss was the first conference setback for the Spartans. Manchester stands 5-7-1, 2-1 HCAC this year. The Pioneers improved to 6-5, 3-0 HCAC in 2019. Manchester will return home on Wednesday October 16 to face Franklin College. Kickoff against the Grizzlies is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Good Field.