Danville, Ky. – A dominant offensive performance by the Centre College Colonels was too much for the Transylvania field hockey team to overcome as the Pioneers fell by the final score of 8-0 at the South Turf Field on Friday night.
Senior goalkeeper Allyson Benz turned in another magnificent effort in cage for the Pioneers, collecting 19 saves in the loss. It was Benz's fourth straight performance with 15 or more saves.
The Colonels jumped out to a 1-0 lead just over two minutes into the game thanks to a goal by Savannah Elpers.
Then, just before the three-minute mark of the first half Benz made her presence felt with a pair of lightning-quick saves that preserved the 1-0 deficit.
However, the Colonels would not be denied and showed off their offensive prowess by scoring four more goals in the period, extending their lead to 5-0 at halftime.
Transylvania's offensive woes continued in the second half as the Pioneers were unable to chip away at the Colonel's lead.
Centre tacked on three more goals over the final 30 minutes of play, pushing the final score to 8-0 in favor of the Colonels.
Transylvania was held without a shot attempt throughout the game, while Centre recorded 32. The Colonels also held an 8-0 advantage in penalty corners earned.
Up next the Pioneers will host the Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons in the team's 2018 home-opener on Saturday, September 22. The match is set for an 11:00 a.m. start at Pat Deacon Stadium.
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