Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College men's soccer team scored three second-half goals to pick up a 3-1 victory against Manchester University on Wednesday from Faught Stadium in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play.
Manchester (7-4-2, 1-3 HCAC) grabbed a lead midway through the first half on a goal from Tod Oram in the 22nd minute.
The visiting Spartans maintained the one-goal advantage until the 65th minute when junior Austin Storm scored his first goal of the season. The score came off a clearance by the Spartans on a corner kick. Freshman Tyler Majeski kept the ball in play before finding freshman Mason May in the right corner. May sent a crossing pass into the 18-yard box where Storm buried a shot into the open net.
Franklin (2-6-4, 2-1-1 HCAC) took a 2-1 lead on an own goal from a Manchester defender. A counter attack for the Grizzlies resulting in a clearance deflecting off the defender into the goal for the eventual game-winning tally.
Junior goalkeeper Garrett Belden registered three saves in the picking up the team's second straight HCAC victory. Franklin defeated Bluffton University 4-0 on October 8.
Bomber tallied four of Franklin's 11 shots in the match. Sophomore Luke Oliver added two shots for the Grizzlies.
Franklin returns to action on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts Mount St. Joseph University from Faught Stadium.