TERRE HAUTE, IND -- An early Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology goal proved to be enough as the Engineers defeated Defiance College 1-0 to secure the two seed in this week's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
Four seniors were honored at their final regular season home match prior to the game. Civil engineering major Eric Davenport (New Lennox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central), biomedical engineering major Brad Foulke (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike), computer science and software enginering major Tim Hollingshead (St. Peters, Mo./Lutheran) and civil engineering major Clint Vatterodt (Bloomington, Ill./University) were honored.
Vatterodt scored the lone Enginer goal in the sixth minute for his 20th goal of the season. He became the second player in Rose-Hulman school history to reach 20 goals in a season. His 47 total points this season ties the school's single season total.
Freshman goalkeeper Drew Miller (Cincinati, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) recorded four saves on the day and his 10th win of the season. The shutout victory was the team's seventh shutout in the month of October.
The win also marked Rose-Hulman's ninth consecutive win to close the regular season and tie the Fightin' Engineer school record.
Rose-Hulman is now 14-5 on the season with an 8-1 conference record. Rose-Hulman will host Mount St. Joseph in the semi-final of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Tuesday at 7 p.m.