Transylvania field hockey grabs first conference victory of year at Ferrum

Transylvania field hockey grabs first conference victory of year at Ferrum

Ferrum, Va. – The Transylvania field hockey team wrapped up its weekend-trip to Virginia with a 4-2 victory over the Ferrum College Panthers at W.B. Adams Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Pioneers wasted little time on offense as a goal from sophomore midfielder Emma Uhls put Transylvania on the board less than two minutes into the game.

After a Ferrum equalizer, Transylvania regained the lead on a goal by junior midfielder Caroline Patrick at the 12:08 mark of the first half.

Just minutes into the second half, Patrick added her second goal of the day to the Pioneers tally, pushing the lead to 3-1 with 30 minutes remaining in the game.

After a second Ferrum goal, a pass from Uhls found the stick of sophomore forward Scout Gibson who scored the game's final goal, making the final score 4-2 in favor of the Pioneers.

Transylvania field hockey head coach Sarah Humphries was pleased with her team's performance on Sunday and the opportunity to open conference play with a win.

"We were satisfied with our play today," commented Humphries. "We moved the ball up the field very well and created a lot of opportunities. We quickly capitalized in the circle and took advantage when we had openings. Overall we are happy to open up conference play with a win and come into the week with momentum moving in the right direction."

With the win Transylvania's record now moves to 3-6 overall and 1-0 in Southern Athletic Association play.

Up next, the Pioneers will travel to Delaware, Ohio to face the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops on Sunday, October 1. The matchup between the Pioneers and the Battling Bishops is set for a 1:00 p.m. start at Selby Stadium.

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