Men's Soccer Travels to Manchester for Season Finale on Saturday

Men's Soccer Travels to Manchester for Season Finale on Saturday



RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College men's soccer team concludes its 2017 season with a game at Manchester University on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

The Teams: Earlham and Manchester. The Quakers are 3-12-1 overall and 3-4-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play after 5-0 loss at the hands of Transylvania University on Wednesday. The Spartans are 9-8-0 overall and 5-3-0 in conference after a 5-0 win over Bluffton University on Wednesday. Manchester can clinch a berth in the HCAC Tournament with a win or tie against Earlham.

The Coaches: Sam Byrd enters his third season as head men's soccer coach at his alma mater. The 2003 alumnus, who led the Quakers to the HCAC Tournament berth in 2015, served as an assistant coach for longtime head coach Roy Messer for two seasons prior to being promoted to head coach in May of 2015. Corey Brueggeman is in his fifth season with the Spartans' men's soccer program including his second as head coach.

The Players: Seniors Nicholas Dey and Vojislav Tatarevic have both scored three goals to lead the Quakers offensively while junior Yuki Adams, sophomore Micah Roland and freshman Drew Fitzgibbon have each scored twice. Todd Oram and Josh Gonzalez have combined to score nine goals for Manchester offensively.

Recent History: Earlham is 2-3-2 against Manchester since joining the HCAC prior to the 2010 season. The Spartans won last year's meeting 4-0 in Richmond.

Coverage: Live statistics and video of the game is available – visit the link above.

Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

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