HANOVER, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman women's soccer team secured the first regular season conference championship in the history of women's athletics at the college with a 1-0 victory at Hanover College on Saturday.
Rose-Hulman improved to 17-2 on the season with its school record 14th consecutive victory. The Engineers finished a perfect 8-0 in league play to claim the first men's or women's soccer regular season conference title in school history.
Against Hanover, junior Jen Lyman (Irwin, Pa./Penn Trafford) scored the lone goal of the match in the 82nd minute to snap a scoreless tie. Lyman scored courtesy of the school record setting 21st assist of the season by senior Jennifer Gordon (Zionsville).
Senior Rachel Miller (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) earned the shutout in goal by recording three saves.
The Engineers outshot Hanover 12-4 in the match, with Gordon's five shots on goal leading Rose-Hulman's efforts.
Rose-Hulman has earned the top seed for the upcoming HCAC Tournament, which will begin Wednesday at Jim Rendel Field. The Engineers will host fourth seed Manchester, while Mount St. Joseph travels to Transylvania in the other semifinal matchup.
The winning team in the four-squad tournament will capture the HCAC automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.