Bethany capitalizes on favorable bounces in win over Pioneers

Bethany capitalizes on favorable bounces in win over Pioneers

BETHANY, W. Va.—Bethany found themselves in favorable position multiple times near the goal helping the Bison to a 4-0 win over the visiting Transylvania University field hockey team Saturday at Bison Stadium.

A shot from Transylvania's Shelby Perkins in the fifth minute nearly put the Pioneers up early, but Bison goalie Courtney Snyder was there to grab the shot from Perkins.

The Bison answered with a goal from Courtney Gill putting the Bison up 1-0 at the 7:56 mark. Transylvania goalkeeper, Katie Jackel, and the Pioneer defense kept Bethany out of the net grabbing multiple saves, while the defensive unit continued to pressure the Bison offense.

Following multiple saves from Jackel, Bethany capitalized off a scramble near the box which allowed Bailey Boardsman to put the Bison up 2-0 with less than five minutes left before the break.

Bethany extended its lead to 3-0 in the 44th minute, as Boardsman, again, was the recipient of a favorable deflection from a Jackel save. After Jackel tallied her seventh save of the contest with a kick save from on a shot from Gill, the ball rolled in the direction of Boardsman who was able to sneak a shot past Jackel for the score.

The Pioneers continued to battle, despite the inopportune goals from the Bison. After a penalty corner which was taken by Kayla Thurlow, Faye Katz sent a shot toward the Bison goal but Snyder was there for the save.

Bethany found the goal one more time with less than five minutes to play topping the Pioneers, 4-0.

Transylvania returns to action Saturday, Nov. 1 at Pat Deacon Stadium in a Southern Athletic Association match against Rhodes College.