Men's Soccer Tops Anderson 2-1


senat2TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology scored in the 84th minute to snap a 1-1 tie and earn a 2-1 men's soccer victory over Anderson University in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action on Wednesday.

Junior William Senat (Edmond, Okla./North) opened the scoring in the eighth minute to give the Fightin' Engineers a 1-0 lead on an unassisted goal.

Anderson knotted the score at 1-1 on an early second half goal in the 52nd minute by Brad Rusche.

Rose-Hulman netted the game winner in the 84th minute.  Junior Drew Belk (Jasper) finished the play in front, courtesy of a pass from freshman Mike Smyser (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills North).

Freshman Drew Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick) recorded four saves for Rose-Hulman, while Chris Maloney had seven saves in net for Anderson.

Rose-Hulman outshot Anderson 14-10 in the match, with Belk firing four shots and Senat three to lead the offense.  The Fightin' Engineers controlled much of the play in the second half, recording a 10-1 edge in corner kicks in the match.

Rose-Hulman improved to 6-4-2 on the season and 2-0 in conference play, while Anderson stands 4-9 and 0-2 in league matches.  The Fightin' Engineers travel to Defiance on Saturday.