Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania field hockey team endured a 3-0 loss to the College of Wooster Fighting Scots Sunday morning at Pat Deacon Stadium in nonconference action.
Opportunities abounded for the Pioneers, including a few captivating breakaways, but Wooster struck key blows at poignant moments in the game to capture the win going away.
Transylvania dropped to 2-5 overall after Sunday's contest while Wooster improved to 5-2.
Sunday's contest started off promising for the Pioneers as clearances were crisp and the home team was able to spend as much time in the attacking third as their opponent. But amidst heavy traffic 12 minutes into the contest, Wooster came through with an own goal versus Transy that resulted after a number of deflections.
Transylvania turned the tide and began moving the ball downfield with regularity, but Wooster goalie Katie Shideler came up with a series of timely kicks to thwart the Pioneers' best efforts at scoring.
Wooster scored once more just before the half to assume control of the contest, bolstered by 13 penalty corners earned.
Transylvania junior goalie Allyson Benz came up with nine saves in a hard-fought performance, while the Pioneers created eight shots on the day.
The Pioneers next take to the road for a weekend journey, first visiting Roanoke on Saturday, September 23 at 12:00 p.m., followed by a Sunday, September 24 contest against Ferrum at 11:00 a.m.
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