Danville, Ky. – The Transylvania men's soccer team struggled to find the back of the net en route to a 3-0 loss to the Centre College Colonels at Amend Field on Wednesday night.
The result was the Pioneers' worst defeat since a 3-0 loss to Rose-Hulman on October 1, 2016.
Centre wasted little time in taking control of the game as Alexander Garuba blasted a shot into the top of the net to give the Colonels a 1-0 lead over the Pioneers in the 22nd minute.
The remainder of the first half proved to be a physical affair, with each team being whistled for numerous fouls.
Through the competitive play each side clamped down defensively and the half came to an end with Centre clinging to a 1-0 lead.
Early in the second half, the Pioneers sought an equalizer with shots from junior midfielder Jason Murillo and sophomore midfielder Griffin Lamb, but the Colonels' defense continued to shut Transylvania out.
Then, in the 76th minute, Centre doubled its lead when Carson Hart placed a rebounded free kick into the back of the net.
The Colonels extended their lead one last time by converting a free kick to push the final score to 3-0 in favor of Centre.
Junior goalkeeper Drew Grisham recorded six saves while picking up the loss in goal for Transylvania.
The Pioneers held a 10-9 advantage in shots on goal, while the Colonels earned five corner kicks to Transylvania's two.
Up next the Pioneers will travel to Alma, Michigan for a matchup with the Alma College Scots on Saturday, September 15. The game is set for a 3:00 p.m. start at Scotland Yard.
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