October 29, 2013

Women's Soccer Report (Week 9) - Manchester Runs Win Streak to Six Straight

GREENWOOD, IN - Manchester University saw its win streak reach six straight following a pair of overtime wins last week.  The Spartans (10-6-1, 6-1 HCAC) locked up a bid to the HCAC tournament and remain in title contention with two matches remaining.

Manchester sophomore forward Brandy Crouse (Cleves, Ohio/Taylor) scored a pair of goals in the two victories.  Crouse scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 double overtime win over Mount St. Joseph Saturday and added another goal in MU's 3-2 overtime win over Bluffton Tuesday afternoon. 

Crouse has scored a goal in six of her last seven matches.

Manchester has secured a spot in the upcoming HCAC tournament and will close the regular season schedule with Anderson and Rose-Hulman this week.

In other action...

Hanover College remained unbeaten in league play and continues to hold the top spot in the conference standings.  The Panthers (13-1-2, 6-0-1 HCAC) won at Mount St. Joseph 4-1 and slipped past Rose-Hulman 1-0 in overtime to keep a one point lead over Manchester in the standings.  Hanover will return home to face Franklin and Defiance this week.  A pair of wins will secure the school's fifth HCAC women's soccer title.

Transylvania locked up a bid to next week's league tourney with two road wins last week.  The Pioneers (11-3-2, 5-1-1 HCAC) defeated Earlham 3-1 and blanked Defiance 1-0, earning their fourth consecutive conference win.  Transy sits three points behind conference leader Hanover with two matches remaining.  TU will welcome Mount St. Joseph and Bluffton to Lexington this week.

Rose-Hulman secured the fourth and final spot in the upcoming HCAC tournament thanks to a win last week.  The Engineers (9-4-4, 5-2 HCAC) beat Franklin 1-0 to lock up the spot despite a 1-0 overtime loss to Hanover Saturday.  Rose will close the regular season schedule against Earlham and Manchester.

For a complete recap of Week 9 in HCAC Women's Soccer, click here