Men's Soccer Upsets #7 Wheaton

Men's Soccer Upsets #7 Wheaton


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's soccer team pulled off a huge upset Saturday, knocking off No. 7 ranked Wheaton in double overtime 1-0 on Saturday at the Engineer Intramural Field.  

Both teams entered the match with 1-0 records on the early season but Rose-Hulman's defense held on just long enough to allow the offense to deliver the winning blow.  In the 104th minute, Michael Simmons found a streaking Ben Lyon on a counter attack.  Lyon took the pass from Simmons and lobbed a shot that sailed just over the reach of Wheaton goalkeepr Andrew Beard.  With the winning goal in the back of the net, the Rose-Hulman bench rushed the field to celebrate the upset.

Wheaton outshot Rose-Hulman 15-6 overall in the contest, led by four shots from Max Carey.  Austin Webb led the Rose-Hulman offense with three shots.

The tandem of Michael Lawrence and Carter Wright combined for their second shutout of the season in the win.  Wright recorded three saves and picked up the victory, while Lawrence had two saves in the opening 45 minutes.

The win marked Rose-Hulman's second win over a nationally top 10 ranked program in school history and is the highest ranked team the Fightin' Engineers have ever defeated on campus.  Rose-Hulman upset No. 1 ranked Ohio Wesleyan in the 2013 NCAA Division III for their other top 10 victory.

Rose-Hulman now improves to 2-0 on the season and will play at Greenville (Ill.) on Tuesday Septmeber 6.