Rose-Hulman Opens Conference Play With Big Win Over Hanover; Vatterrodt Ties School Record With Five Goals


Vatterodt2TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology opened their Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference season with a big victory over Hanover College 9-0.

Junior Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington, Ill./University) tied a school record, scoring five goals in the contest on seven shots, to lead the Rose-Hulman.

Senior Corbin Clow (Martinsville, Ind.) also contributed with two assists and also scored a goal in the effort. 

Vatterrodt opened the scoring just 47 seconds into the game unassisted from 10 yards out to take an early 1-0 lead. 

Vatterrodt then scored again in the fifth minute on a pass from senior Joe Salisbury (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead) that the Hanover goalie deflected to Vatterrodt who scored from five yards out.   

Vatterrodt earned the hat trick scoring a third goal in the 20th minute off a Clow pass from the top of the box. 

Freshman Benjamin Green (Frisco, Texas/Centennial) added a fourth Engineer goal before halftime in the 29th minute from five yards out, receiving a pass from sophomore Adam Carlson (Brownsburg, Ind).

Rose-Hulman continued to torch the nets in the second half, scoring four more goals in the first 20 minutes. 

Vatterrodt scored his fourth goal from 25 yards out from an assist from junior Tim Hollingshead (St. Peters, Mo./Lutheran)

Clow added his goal two minutes later, weaving through defenders and scoring from 20 yards out. 

Freshman John Munson (Bloomington, Ill./University) also added his first goal of the season just a minute later.   

Vatterrodt completed his day with his fifth goal off another Clow pass, this time scoring in the 65th minute from just three yards out. 

Senior Paul Bouagnon (St. Charles, Ill./Burlington Central) completed the Rose-Hulman scoring in the 80th minute, scoring off a pass from junior Ethan Schilbach (Edmonds, Wash./Kamiak) to make the game 9-0. 

Rose-Hulman outshot Hanover by a margin of 21-3. 

The Engineers are now 3-5-2 on the season, 1-0 in the HCAC while Hanover fell to 2-6, 0-1 in the HCAC.  Rose-Hulman returns to action Tuesday as they face non-conference foe Millikin University at home.