Men's Soccer Earns Share of HCAC Title


carlsonNORTH MANCHESTER, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology earned a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's soccer championship with a 3-0 victory at Manchester College on Saturday.

The victory helped Rose-Hulman earn its third HCAC regular season title in the last five years. 

Rose-Hulman finished 8-0-1 in HCAC play and earned the No. 2 seed for this week's league tournament.  The Fightin' Engineers will host Anderson University in the semifinal round on Wednesday at 7 p.m.  The top remaining seed will host the HCAC championship match on Nov. 3 at 1 p.m.

Senior William Senat (Edmond, Okla./North) opened the scoring in the 1st minute, on an assist from senior Adam Carlson (Brownsburg).

The lead reached 2-0 on a score by Carlson in the 53rd minute, on an assist from sophomore Andrew Bartush (Granger/Penn).

Rose-Hulman scored its final insurance goal in the 86th minute, when senior Joe Byrd (Danville/Covenant Christian) booted home a score on an assist from fellow senior B.J. Thompson (Princeton).

Sophomore Drew Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) recorded his seventh shutout of the season with three saves in the win.

Rose-Hulman outshot Manchester 14-6 in the contest, with Senat firing five shots and Byrd three.