NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University men’s soccer team dropped its season opener to Trine on Wednesday afternoon in Spartan Stadium by a final score of 3-1.
All four goals were netted in the second half.
Trine opened the scoring early in the second period, scoring in the 48th minute. Tyler Murphy broke the scoreless draw with his first goal of the new fall campaign. Ethan Pendry assisted on the opening goal for Trine.
The Thunder jumped out to a 3-0 lead after scoring goals in the 50th and 63rd minutes.
Manchester would get on the scoreboard in the 70th minute, with Cory Mitchell (Maitland, Fla./Winter Park) netting his first goal of the season. Newcomer Ian Bowron (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) picked up his first career collegiate assist on the Mitchell goal.
On the day, Manchester held a 9-8 advantage in shots takes while the visiting Thunder held a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks taken.
Manchester will be back in action on Friday September 4 when the Spartans head to Wilmington (Ohio) for a non-conference match that is slated to begin at 7 p.m.