Manchester downs HU

The Manchester College Spartans downed the Foresters 5-2 in a match that was closer than the final score would indicate. A 3-2 Manchester advantage with 15 minutes to play mushroomed into a three goal victory when the Spartans scored back-to-back goals with 12 minutes to go.
HU came out flat to open the match and gave up a goal off a corner kick in the first minute of play. Bethany McGraw got the equalizer off an assist from Colleen Knox in the 24th minute, but Manchester netted a second goal with under five minutes left in the half to take a 2-1 at the break.

McGraw again came up with the equalizer 13 minutes into the second half, but again the Spartans responded to regain the lead in the 64th minute. HU tried to answer back, but instead gave up the two late goals sealing the victory for the Spartans.

"We gave up goals at really bad times in the first 10 minutes and last ten minutes of a half," said Coach Sharpe. "We rebounded well but we can't keep putting ourselves in bad positions early in games."

Manchester out-shot the Foresters 18-8 and had six corner kicks to just one for HU. The loss drops the women to 2-2 on the season.


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