Sewanee, Tenn– The Transylvania field hockey team fought hard throughout the day, but fell in heartbreaking fashion to the Sewanee Tigers on Saturday afternoon, by a score of 2-1 at Puett Field.
Transylvania's lone goal came with three minutes remaining in the first half, as freshman forward Zoe Jessie's pass connected with the stick of midfielder Taylor Insley, whose shot gave the Pioneers a 1-0 lead going into halftime. The goal was Insley's third in two games.
While trailing the Pioneers, the Tigers still controlled the game offensively, as they outshot Transylvania 24-8 in the contest.
The second half began with Transylvania clinging to a one-goal lead. However, the Sewanee attack was persistent, and freshman forward Ceara Caffrey tied the game up at one-all with 30 minutes remaining in the game.
Despite their best efforts, the Pioneers failed to pressure the Tigers defense in the second half.
With just six minutes to go in regulation, Caffrey scored her second goal of the game, giving the Tigers a hard-fought victory.
Transylvania's sophomore goalkeeper Allyson Benz continued her streak of outstanding performances, as she collected a total of 14 saves on the afternoon, while only giving up two Sewanee goals. It was the play of Benz that kept Transylvania in the game throughout the Tiger's offensive onslaught.
The loss drops Transylvania to 5-10 on the season, and 1-3 in Southern Athletic Association play. The Pioneers now stand in fifth place in the overall conference standings with only one game remaining in the regular season.
The Pioneers will finish out the regular season portion of their schedule at home, as they take the on rival Centre Collage Colonels in a Halloween night showdown at Pat Deacon Stadium. The game is set for a 7:00 p.m. start this coming Monday night, October 31.
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