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Women's Soccer Clinches HCAC Regular Season Title Behind Wells

Women's Soccer Clinches HCAC Regular Season Title Behind Wells

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.--  The Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers women's soccer team was able to come away with a 4-0 win over Transylvania on Senior Day.  With the win, Rose-Hulman clinches its first outright Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's soccer regular season championship and its first league title since 2009.

Rose-Hulman will open the HCAC Tournament at home on Wednesday against Mount St. Joseph.  The Fightin' Engineers are 13-4-1 overall and finished regular season league play at 8-0-1.

Before the start of the match, the team took the time to recognize their six senior athletes.  Cora Arnold, Jillian Caffrey, Kristin East, Rhiannon Turner, Maddy Twetten, and Jessica Wells were all honored for their hard work and dedication to the women's soccer program.  

The Engineers got off to a strong start taking the lead in the first minute.  Wells was able to get the score after an assist from Elle Vuotto and Sarah Shoemaker to give the Engineers the lead.  Wells would add another score in the 16th minute after an assist from East to put the Engineers up 2-0 over the Pioneers.

Wells would complete the hat trick after a foul in the box led to a score on a penalty kick in the 20th minute.  The score would stand 3-0 as the match headed to halftime.  

The second half continued to be controlled by the Engineers.  Wells was able to add yet another goal to her total after an assist from Vuotto in the 85th minute to seal the victory for Rose-Hulman.  The Engineers would record their tenth shutout of the season defeating Transylvania with a final score of 4-0.  

The goalie team of Katie Demert and Natalie Dillon were able to help lead to defense.  Dillon recorded two saves in the shutout win.