Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania women's soccer team fell behind early before eventually losing in a 5-0 result to the Ohio Northern Polar Bears at Pat Deacon Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
As the game began, neither team seemed set on taking control of the action as both the Polar Bears and the Pioneers took turns moving the ball across midfield.
Starting in the 26th minute, the Polar bears began to bombard the Pioneers to the tune of four goals in the final 20 minutes of the first half.
The second half proved to me much less eventful as the Pioneers continued to struggle offensively while the Polar Bears added only one more goal in the final 45 minutes of play, pushing the final count to 5-0 in favor of Northern Ohio.
The game served as a debut for sophomore goalkeeper Sloan Cromwell, who made her first career start in net for the Pioneers. Cromwell recorded eight saves in the Transylvania loss.
Up next, the Pioneers will travel to Springfield, Ohio Wednesday, September 27 to face the Wittenberg University Tigers in what will be the team's final tune-up before Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play begins.
First touch between the Pioneers and the Tigers is set for 7:00 p.m. at Edwards-Maurer Field.
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