2011 Men's Soccer
Manchester 3, Bluffton 0
Bluffton drops 3-0 decision at Manchester
October 18, 2011
NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's soccer team suffered its second straight Heartland Conference setback at Manchester College on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. The Beavers slipped to 2-13 overall and 1-5 in the Heartland Conference, while Manchester improved to 4-10-1 and 2-4 in the HCAC.
Carson McFadden found Andrew Gray at the 27:20 mark to give Manchester a 1-0 lead the Spartans would never relinquish. Ryan Lincoln made it 2-0 with just under five minutes to play in the first period and Corey Brueggeman capped the scoring with a tally just after the break as the Spartans came away with the 3-0 shutout.
The home team piled up a 24-6 advantage in total shots, including a 10-4 margin on frame. Manchester committed three more fouls (12-9) and forced two more corner kicks (4-2) than the Beavers.
Nate Byrum (London) put one of his two shots on target and senior keeper Dan Saville (Toledo/Central Catholic) picked up seven saves for the visitors.
The Beavers return to action when they welcome HCAC-rival Rose-Hulman for a rare Sunday match on Oct. 23. The contest, part of a weekend of meetings with the Engineers, is slated for 4 p.m. at the Sears Complex. The women host RHIT at 2 p.m. while the football and volleyball teams both battle Rose on Saturday afternoon.