TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman men's soccer
team clinched the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular
season title with a 5-0 win over visiting Defiance College on
Senior Day at Jim Rendel Field.
The Engineers controlled the game throughout, outshooting the
Yellow Jackets 26-3 and allowing only one shot on goal.
Junior Nate Becker (St. Charles, Ill./North) got Rose-Hulman on
the board first in the 12th minute when he was credited with a goal
after his cross was played into the Defiance goal by a Yellow
Sophomore Corbin Clow (Martinsville) made the score 2-0 in favor
of the Engineers when he scored off of a rebound from a header by
freshman Clint Vatterrodt (Bloomington, Ill./University).
Sophomore Mitch Buffington (O'Fallon, Ill.) tallied his second
goal of the season after finishing from two quick passes by
Vatterrodt and sophomore Paul Bouagnon (St. Charles,
Ill./Burlington Central) to make the score 3-0 in favor of
Rose-Hulman at the half.
Sophomore Will Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Christian Academy)
scored his first and second goals of the season in the second half
of play to round out the scoring for the Engineers. Terrill's
first goal was assisted by seniors Trevor Miller (Okemos, Mich.)
and Brian Fulmer (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls).
Senior Isaac Heyveld (Peoria, Ill./Dunlap) earned the clean
sheet in goal en route to improving his record to 12-2-2 on the
With the victory, Rose-Hulman earns the top seed in the HCAC
Conference tournament and will host Hanover College at Jim Rendel
Field on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. The Engineers finish the
regular season with a 12-4-3 record and 7-0-1 mark in HCAC
#1 in the nation for 15 years!
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