RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College men's soccer was unable solve the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's stingiest defense in a 3-0 loss to visiting Rose-Hulman, Saturday afternoon at Matlack-Messer Stadium.
Rose-Hulman, who had allowed just eight goals in 2019 coming into Saturday's game with Earlham, put the game-winning goal on the scoreboard in the 17th minute when Takezo Kelly beat Quaker keeper Henry Wildes with a shot to the bottom right corner. Eric Kirby was credited with an assist.
Wyatt McKibbon extended the Fightin' Engineers' lead to 2-0 late in the opening half, when he caromed a shot off the crossbar and past Wildes in the 43rd minute of play.
Jayden Hendrix tacked on an insurance goal for Rose-Hulman in the 74th minute with a shot into the upper right corner of the goal, off a pass from Chris Fusaro.
Rose-Hulman outshot Earlham, 19-2, and had nine corner kick opportunities. Wildes finished the game with eight saves in the Earlham goal, while RHIT keeper Pascal Schlee was not credited with a save.
Earlham slipped to 2-10-2 overall, 1-4-0 in the HCAC, while Rose-Hulman improved to 11-3-0, 4-1-0 in conference play. The Quakers will head to Anderson University (5-8-2, 2-2-1 HCAC) for its next contest on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 3:00 p.m.