Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania field hockey team suffered a 6-0 loss to the DePauw University Tigers at Pat Deacon Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Taking on the Tigers in a home nonconference affair, the Pioneers fell behind early as the Tigers showed off their offensive aggression.
With the temperatures soaring on the turf throughout the day, the Tigers scorched the Pioneers' defense in the form of a 31-2 shot advantage. Additionally, DePauw earned 20 penalty corners in comparison to just one for the Pioneers.
After the Transylvania defense thwarted an early offensive attack by DePauw, the Tigers broke through in the 12th minute and then again in the 22nd minute to take a 2-0 lead over the Pioneers.
DePauw's offensive exploits continued as two additional Tiger shots found the back of the net to push the Transy deficit to 4-0 at the halftime intermission.
The Tigers' offensive outburst continued into the second half as DePauw forward Eva Nicholson recorded two goals in the first 20 minutes of the period.
Transylvania's best offensive opportunity presented itself in the 65th minute when the Pioneers were awarded a penalty stroke. However, the Tigers' goalie made a diving save to deny sophomore midfielder Audrey Denham who took the stroke for the Pioneers.
Transylvania was unable to create any additional offensive chances in the final five minutes of play as Depauw finished off the victory.
Senior goalie Allyson Benz recorded the loss in goal for the Pioneers. Benz played strong throughout the afternoon, tallying 13 saves against six goals allowed in 70 minutes of play including a highlight-reel play in which she fended off three successive shots on one possession.
The Pioneers will return to action on Sunday, October 14 as they travel to Sewanee, Tennessee to take on the Sewanee Tigers. The game is set for a 6:30 p.m. start at Puett Field.
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