RICHMOND, IND. --Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology kept their Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Tournament hopes alive with a 2-1 victory at Earlham
The Engineers scored their first goal with a penalty kick
in the 45th minute by senior Mitch Buffington (O'Fallon,
Ill.) after junior Clint Vattorodt (Bloomington,
Ill./University) was brought down inside the
After Earlham tied the game 1-1 in the 65th minute,
Paul Bouagnon (St. Charles, Ill./Burlington
Central) scored the game winning goal for Rose-Hulman off
a pass from freshman John Munson (Bloomington,
Ill./University) in the 82nd minute.
Rose-Hulman outshot the Quakers 8-6, led by Buffington,
Vatterrodt and Bouagnon each getting two shots.
Junior goalkeeper Eric Davenport (New Lenox,
Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) recorded two saves on the day to
pick up the victory.
The Engineers are now 7-7-4, 4-2-2 in conference play
while Earlham fell to 7-10, 4-4 in the HCAC. The Engineers
now need to win at Defiance at Saturday and also need a loss by
Franklin or a loss or draw by Manchester to make the HCAC
#1 in the nation for 15 years!
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