TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
improved to 13-5 overall and 7-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference men's soccer action with a 3-0 victory over Earlham
College on a rainy Wednesday night.
Rose-Hulman earned its eighth straight victory and recorded its
eighth shutout of the 2011 season in the performance. The
Fightin' Engineers also clinched a first-round home game in the
four-team Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on
Sophomore Ben Green (Frisco, Texas/Centennial)
put the Engineers on the board in the first half, courtesy of an
assist from sophomore Mike Schiff
The lead reached 2-0 at halftime on the conference leading 19th
goal of the season by senior Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington,
Ill./University). Green provided his HCAC high ninth
assist of the year on the score.
Junior B.J. Thompson (Princeton) capped the
scoring with a goal in the 75th minute, on a pass from sophomore
Drew Belk (Jasper).
Freshman Drew Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Bishop
Fenwick) earned the start in goal and improved to 9-0 on
the season with the win and six saves.
Vatterrodt led the offense with four shots, and junior
Joe Byrd (Danville/Covenant Christian) added three
shots. The Engineers outshot Earlham 14-8 in the win.
Rose-Hulman stands 13-5 and 7-1 in league play, while Earlham
dropped to 4-12-1 and 3-4-1 in conference matches. The
Fightin' Engineers host Defiance College in the Senior Day matchup
at 3 p.m. on Saturday.