2013 Men's Soccer
Manchester 2, Bluffton 1
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant
Oct. 23, 2013
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - A late second half goal powered the Manchester University Spartans to a 2-1 victory over the Bluffton University men's soccer team on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The loss dropped the Beavers to 0-13 on the season (0-6 HCAC), while the Spartans improved to 2-12-2 (1-5 HCAC).
The Spartans were able to get on the board first as Simon Coleman put one into the back of the net with an assist from Ola Ladipo just eight minutes in. Less than five minutes later, the Beavers would respond as senior midfielder Matthew May (Van Buren) scored his first career goal off of a touch from junior T.J. Kline (Mogadore/Lake Center Christian), making the score 1-1 just 13 minutes in.
Then, in the 70th minute, Manchester was able to get the game-winning goal from junior Loic Youth with an assist from fellow junior Ellis Whitt which made the score 2-1. Despite outshooting the Spartans (14-10), the Beavers were unable to come up with a goal in the final 20 minutes and fell by that 2-1 margin.
The Beavers will hit the road once again on Saturday, Oct. 26, as they head to Franklin, Ind., to take on the Franklin College Grizzlies in a doubleheader with the women. The women play at 1 p.m, with the men's match to follow at 3:30 p.m. The men will then return to Bluffton for their home finale at the Sears Complex as they continue the heated rivalry with the Defiance College Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. Come support your Beavers!