LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Transylvania University field hockey team lost to visiting Rhodes College on Saturday by a score of 8-1.
Rhodes was spurred on by goals in the 6th, 8th, 30th and 33rd minutes and took a 4-0 lead to the locker room after the first 35 minutes. The Lynx did not slow up their torrid scoring pace in the second half, recording four goals in the first 6 minutes of the half.
The Pioneer defense would stiffen up, however, as they would hold Rhodes scoreless in the remaining twenty-nine minutes. In addition, Transylvania would tack on a goal in the 63rd minute when freshman midfielder Jessica Chandler beat the Rhodes goalkeeper for Transy's lone score in the match.
Transylvania was unable to keep up with the offensive flurry from the visitors. Ultimately, the Lynx were able to capitalize on their scoring opportunities, converting at a much higher rate than the Pioneers. In the match, Rhodes managed to take 14 shots and put eight on target; the Pioneers mustered seven shots and three on target.
The loss takes the Pioneers' record to 1-13 on the season and 0-7 in SAA play. Transylvania's season will end tomorrow in a home match against Hendrix. The team will recognize seniors Sara Clark, Lydia Lee, Macauley Schifferdecker and Sara Aschbacher, as the two will close out their careers at Transy, in a ceremony before the match.