Three second half goals help propel Tigers over Pioneers

Three second half goals help propel Tigers over Pioneers

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Three second half goals helped Sewanee top the Transylvania University field hockey team, 4-0, in a Southern Athletic Association matchup, Sunday at Pat Deacon Stadium.

Transylvania goalkeeper Sara Aschbacher and the Pioneer defense limited the potent Tiger offense to a lone goal in the first half of play, but Sewanee's Sarah Barry got the Tigers on the board, as the clock showed zeros to end the first half of play.

However, additional players gave the advantage to the Sewanee in the second half, recording six substitutions in the game, compared to one for the Pioneers.

After the break, Sewanee's offense was able to penetrate the Pioneer defense and net three goals in the second half in a three minute span. Virginia Barry added her first of two goals on the day in the 65th minute, before adding another goal less than one minute later. In 67th minute, Sarah Barry found the net for the second time on the day to give the Tigers the 4-0 lead and the win. Both are ranked among the top-five in scoring in the SAA as well as total points.

Transylvania's offense had several threatening possessions on the day, but was unable to get on the board.  Junior Maddie King just missed the net in the 15th minute, as the ball rolled just left of the post. The Pioneers nearly struck again, as a shot from sophomore Shelby Perkins deflected off a Tiger defender, as time wound down in the first half.

Transylvania (1-7, 0-3) travel to take on Hendrix (1-7, 0-2) in another SAA matchup. The game is slated for noon.