TERRE HAUTE, Ind.-- The Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers men's soccer team was able to come away with a hard fought win over the Transylvania Pioneers with a final score of 1-0. With the win, Rose-Hulman earned a share of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship (8-1) and improved to 15-3 overall.
Rose-Hulman has earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming HCAC Tournament and will host No. 3 seed Transylvania on Wednesday night. Hanover, league co-champions, earned the top seed and will host Manchester in Wednesday's other semifinal.
Before the start of the match, the team took the time to recognize their senior goalkeeper Pascal Schlee. Pascal recorded his NCAA Division III national leading 12th shutout of the season with Saturday's win.
The matched proved to be extremely competitive early on. Rose-Hulman would lead the Pioneers in shots in the first half 3-1, but both teams would stand scoreless heading into halftime.
The second half continued to be a defensive battle for both teams. Takezo Kelly was able to get to the net for the go ahead goal after an assist from AJ Yilmaz and Sam Alvares in the 68th minute. The Pioneers would put up strong effort, but would come up short falling to the Engineers with a final score of 1-0. Rose-Hulman would end the game outshooting Transylvania 5-4.