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)
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
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
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.