Rose-Hulman Blanks Hanover 3-0, Advances to Soccer Title Match

Rose-Hulman Blanks Hanover 3-0, Advances to Soccer Title Match

 The HCAC men's soccer title match has been set after an exciting first day of action.  No. 2 Rose-Hulman and No. 4 Transylvania advance to Saturday's title match in Terre Haute after posting victories today.

The first match of the day saw Transylvania tangle with No. 1 seed Earlham in Richmond. 

The Pioneers received their only goal from junior midfielder Stephen Willoughby (Richmond, Ky./Madison Central) in the 19th minute of action.  Earlham answered with a second half goal to knot the score at 1-1.  After a pair of overtime periods, the Pioneers advanced by defeating the hosts 4-2 on penalty kicks.

Rose-Hulman rolled to an impressive 3-0 victory over No. 3 seed Hanover. Rose senior forward Drew Belk (Jasper, Ind./H.S.) scored a pair of goals and added an assist to lead the Engineers.

With the win, Rose-Hulman has earned the right to host Transylvania in the HCAC championship match at 1:00 PM Saturday in Terre Haute.  The winner will receive the HCAC's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament.

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