Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania field hockey team continued its winning ways, as they notched their second home victory of the weekend, defeating the visiting Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx 9-0 at Pat Deacon Stadium on Sunday morning.
The Pioneers notched their first winning streak of the season and have won three of their last four games, topped by Sunday's nine-goal outburst that saw five come in the first half.
The Pioneers were led on offense by sophomore forward Caroline Patrick and junior midfielder Jessica Chandler who accounted for two and three goals, respectively. Transylvania also dominated the offensive side of the ball, as they outshot Lindenwood-Belleville 38-0 in the contest.
The game got off to a quick start for the Pioneers, as the combination of Chandler and sophomore midfielder Alyson Bergman connected to score the first goal of the game only three and a half minutes into the contest.
Over the next ten minutes of action, the Transylvania trio of Patrick, Chandler, and freshman forward Zoe Jessie each added Pioneer goals to make the score 4-0 in favor of the home team at the 15:41 mark in the first half.
In the final five minutes of the half, Patrick and Chandler would each add their final goals of the day to carry at 6-0 lead to the break.
As the second half got underway, the Pioneers looked to be in control of the matchup, and at times, seemed content to pass the ball around some on offense. Then, thirteen minutes into the half, freshman defender Harper Zeitz found her scoring touch with a goal to make the score 7-0 in favor of Transylvania.
The Pioneers' final goals of the game came off of two stellar passes and subsequent assists by freshman defender Scout Gibson, which led to goals by freshman defender Cyara Bacon and freshman midfielder Taylor Insley.
The Pioneers' defense was also a bright spot in the contest. The continuous pressure placed on Lindenwood-Belleville by Transylvania prevented the Lynx from attempting a shot in the game. The defensive effort also made it extremely difficult for the Lynx to often get the ball past midfield.
Next up, the Pioneers will look to extend their winning streak to three games, as they take on the Concordia-Wisconsin Falcons. The game is set for an 11 a.m. start from Pat Deacon Stadium on Sunday, October 9.
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