TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Franklin women's soccer team took a three-match winning streak west for a battle against the Rose-Hulman Engineers in a meeting of two teams in the top-four of the conference table.
The Grizzlies (4-11-1, 4-2 HCAC) saw their winning streak come to an end and now sit on the outside of the top-four after the Engineers (10-4-1, 5-0-1 HCAC) used a quick start to set the tone for a 5-0 win.
The Engineers struck just 2:31 into the game when a rebound off a blocked shot led to the first goal of the game. Rose added tallies in the 12th and 24th minute to take a 3-0 lead into the break. The Engineers kept the pressure on in the second half, out-chancing Franklin 26-5 on the night.
Lexi Short got the start in goal and made eight stops before being lifted of freshman Brianna Rogers. In her second appearance of the year, Rogers turned aside all five shots she faced over the final 17:30. Taylor McDaniel saw her five-game point streak come to and end, tying with Jalynn Gorman for the most shots on the Grizzlies with two each.
Franklin returns home on Saturday (Oct. 26) night, taking on Earlham College in the first of two straight matches on their home turf. Kick-off from Faught Stadium is set for approximately 6:00 p.m.