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Spartans Drop Narrow 1-0 Decision to Rose-Hulman

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NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University men’s soccer team was edged by visiting Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology by a final score of 1-0 on Wednesday night in Sparta Stadium.

Rose-Hulman netted the lone goal of the match in the 13th minute. Caleb Urban played a ball from the far side into the box that was headed in by Tatenda Mafa. Mafa’s goal was his first of the season.

The Fightin’ Engineers’ defense held out the remainder of the contest as the Black & Gold were unable to equalize.

For the game, RHIT held an 11-6 advantage in shots taken. Rose-Hulman also held a slim 3-2 advantage in corner kicks taken.

Aidan Brunkow (Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian) made four stops in goal for Manchester. Ian Bowron, Harley Kruschwitz, Noah Black, and Julain Keough all landed shots on goal for MU.

The Spartans (5-7-1, 2-3 HCAC) will host Earlham College on Saturday October 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. Rose-Hulman improved to 8-4-1 overall and remained undefeated in conference play at 5-0 following the win.

Women’s Tennis Wraps up Fall Slate in HCAC Opening Round

HANOVER, Ind. – The Manchester University women’s tennis team concluded its fall season on Wednesday afternoon in the opening round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.

The match was halted due to weather in the area, and with Hanover being the higher seed, advanced to the HCAC Semifinals at the commissioner’s discretion.

Before play was halted, Hanover was leading in both the no.1 and 2 doubles matches, as well as the no. 5 singles match.

The Spartans will now be off until the spring semester.

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