Men's Soccer Falls to Anderson in HCAC Semifinal

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smyser-auTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Anderson University scored in the 11th minute and held off a Rose-Hulman charge to earn a 1-0 men's soccer victory in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Semifinal match on Wednesday night at the Engineer Intramural Field.

Brad Rusche fired in a blast from the deep left corner of the midfield that curved into the right side of the net for the lone score of the match.

Rose-Hulman outshot Anderson 19-8 in the match, led by six shots by junior William Senat (Edmond, Okla./North).  Junior Drew Belk (Jasper) also had four shots for the Fightin' Engineers.

Anderson goalkeeper Chris Maloney matched Rose-Hulman sophomore Drew Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) with four saves each in net.  Rose-Hulman also had a 7-3 edge in corner kicks.

Anderson improved to 10-10-1 and advances to the HCAC Tournament championship match at Transylvania University on Saturday.  The Fightin' Engineers finish the season at 12-5-3 and earned a regular season conference championship for the third time in the last five years.