New Wilmington, Pa. – The Transylvania men's lacrosse team won its second-straight contest with a 21-5 win against the Westminster College (Pa.) Titans Saturday afternoon at Burry Stadium.
The win boosted the Pioneers to 5-5 overall and 4-1 in Ohio River Men's Lacrosse Conference play. Westminster dropped to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in conference competition.
The Pioneers erupted for eight goals in the first quarter to take quick control of the contest on the road against Westminster. Transylvania pulled out in front with two opening goals, one from sophomore midfielder Corbyn Buchart and another from freshman midfielder Kayd Aquino for a 2-0 lead.
Westminster answered back with a goal at the 8:17 mark of the first quarter to slice Transy's lead in half, but the Pioneers responded with six unanswered goals the rest of the quarter for a healthy 8-1 cushion.
Senior midfielder Josh Mesmer struck with the final score of the half to push the Pioneers to a 10-2 lead into the halftime gate.
Transylvania outscored Westminster 6-3 in the third quarter and shutout the Titans, 5-0 in the final quarter to achieve the 21-5 win.
Sophomore long-stick midfielder T.J. Toivonen had a career-high 13 ground balls and added four caused turnovers in the two-sided effort. Transylvania compiled 34 ground balls to Westminster's 27.
Other multi-goal scorers included Mesmer with three goals, junior attack Nick Bailey with two goals and two assists, sophomore attack Hunter Bennett with a hat-trick, Buchart with two goals, and Aquino with two scores.
Transylvania's next contest is Tuesday, April 3 as they host Centre College in Lexington, Kentucky. Face-off between the Colonels and Pioneers is set for 7:00 p.m. from Pat Deacon Stadium.
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