Wooster, Ohio – Facing a blistering offensive start from the Wooster College Scots in the first half, the Transylvania field hockey team endured a 9-0 loss on Sunday morning at John P. Papp Stadium.
After clinching its first victory of the season just a day before, the Pioneers opened up play aiming for their second straight victory against Wooster, which was undefeated on the year entering Sunday's contest and averaging better than six goals per game.
The Scots continued their season-long pattern of offensive execution against the Pioneers, scoring twice in the first 15 minutes of the contest and tacking on three more goals before the break. Transylvania was hounded by an effective Wooster counterattack as the Pioneers looked to clear with consistency.
Transylvania did its best to hold Wooster at bay, mounting some effective chances late in the first half. Freshman midfielder Molly Uhls slipped a shot from the right side that went just wide left of the goal. The Pioneers maintained possession and a second shot came from sophomore forward Lilly Kramer which challenged Scots goalie Katie Shideler as Wooster held on to keep Transy scoreless in the first half.
The Pioneers' offensive chances remained brief in the second half; Transylvania brought forward a concerted attack in the final minutes of the game, earning a penalty corner but shots from junior midfielder Tori Coleman and senior midfielder Caroline Patrick slipped wide.
Senior goalie Allyson Benz came up with 15 saves, one day after registering a season-high 21 saves in defeat.
Transylvania wraps up its season-opening five-game road slate on Friday, September 14 as it visits Centre for a 7:00 p.m. contest before opening at home the following Saturday, September 22 versus Concordia-Wisconsin.
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