TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology scored six first half goals and advanced to the
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Championship
Game with an 8-0 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Tuesday
Rose-Hulman will host No. 4 seeded Earlham College in the HCAC
Tournament championship match on Saturday at 1 p.m. Earlham
advanced with a 0-0 draw against top seeded Transylvania
University, but the Quakers won the penalty kick shootout by a 4-2
Sophomore William Senat (Edmond, Okla./North)
and sophomore Drew Belk (Jasper, Ind.) led the
offensive effort with two goals each.
Sophomore Ryan Rieboldt (Grafton, Wis.), junior
Adam Carlson (Brownsburg) and senior Tim
Hollingshead (St. Peters, Mo./Lutheran) also scored for
the Engineers, who also benefited from one own goal on a Mount St.
Freshman Drew Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Bishop
Fenwick) recorded his seventh shutout of the season and
improved to 11-0 overall in goal.
Rose-Hulman started the scoring just three minutes in on a
crossing pass from sophomore John Munson (Bloomington,
Ill./University) to make the score 1-0.
Senat scored in the 22nd minute to make the score 2-0 on an
assist from senior Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington,
Ill./University). Following the own goal in
the 26th minute, Rieboldt scored on another crossing pass from
Munson in the 33rd minute.
Munson provided his third assist of the day and Rose-Hulman
claimed a 5-0 lead on Carlson's goal in the 40th minute.
Hollingshead rounded out the first half scoring with a penalty kick
With his effort, Munson tied a school record shared by nine
other players with three assists in the match. He also
grabbed a new school record with 10 assists this season.
Vatterrodt also established a new single-season school record
with 48 points.
In the second half, Rose-Hulman played primarily reserves and
secured the victory with a steady effort offensively and
defensively. Belk scored in the 49th minute on assists from
Carlson and freshman Daniel Koester
Belk then closed out the scoring in the 63rd minute by scoring
off a corner from junior Joe Byrd
(Martinsville/Mooresville). The Fightin' Engineers
outshot Mount St. Joseph 23-5 in the match.
Rose-Hulman won its school record 10th consecutive match with
the victory and improved to 15-5 on the season. The Fightin'
Engineers hope to earn the second NCAA Division III Tournament
appearance in program history on Saturday.