Story by Shelby Dixon
FROSTBURG, MD.-Transylvania's field hockey team lost to Frostburg State University on Saturday, by a score of 5-0. Part of a tournament held on the campus of Frostburg State, it was the first of two matches this weekend.
The Bobcats of Frostburg State scored on a second minute goal by Jackie Best and continued to attack for the rest of the match. Frostburg was led by terrific matches from Best and Alexandra Darrow. Darrow assisted on Best's second minute goal before netting a hat trick of her own with goals in the 19th, 67th and 70th minute. All three of Darrow's goals were assisted by Best. The Bobcats' offense was able to weave its way through Transy's defense and put 19 of its 26 shots on target. A strong match from goalkeeper Sara Ashbacher kept the score respectable, as she recorded 14 saves.
Offensively, the Pioneers could not match the flurry of shots from Frostburg State, taking only 11 shots with seven on target. They were led by Senior forward Macaulay Schifferdecker and Freshman Jessica Chandler, who took four and three shots respectively.
The Pioneers opened up poorly, giving up three goals in the first 35 minutes. At the half, a rain and lightning delay extended the break to an hour. Head Coach Sarah Humphries used the extra time to address the issues seen in the first half. The dividends showed in the second 35 minutes. "I was very pleased with the second half of play. Maddie King and Sara Clark worked tirelessly throughout the game," said Humphries, "We held Frostburg scoreless for the first 30 minutes of the second half, and we look to carry that play into our game tomorrow."
Transylvania will move into its next match, on Sunday against Kenyon College, with a record of 1-2.