FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Franklin College women's soccer team welcomed Rose-Hulman to town on Wednesday (Oct. 17) night for a battle between the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) foes under the lights at Faught Stadium.
Two first half goals less than four minutes apart proved to be the difference as Rose-Hulman (9-6, 4-2 HCAC) left town with a 2-0 victory, snapping the Grizzlies' (7-7-1, 4-2 HCAC) winning streak at three matches.
The damage was done with time ticking down in the second half when the Engineers' Jessica Wells scored unassisted tallies in the 29th and 32nd minutes, respectively. Franklin nearly cut the deficit in half before the end of the period, but a long free kick from Samantha Stone sailed just over the crossbar with one minute to go before halftime.
Final shot attempts were 23-7 in Rose-Hulman's favor with the Engineers putting 13 shots on goal to just three for the Grizzlies. Lexi Short was brilliant in goal for Franklin, stopping 10 shots in the match. It marked the fourth time this year the junior goalkeeper turned aside at least 10 shots.
The Grizzlies hit the road to start a two-match road trip on Saturday (Oct. 20) afternoon, heading to Richmond, Ind. to take on the Earlham Quakers. Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m.