Transylvania men's soccer puts up highest goal-scoring total in over three years with win over Midway

Transy beats Midway

Lexington, Ky. – A trio of Pioneers recorded braces to lead the Transylvania men's soccer team to an overpowering 8-0 win over the Midway College Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Pat Deacon Stadium.

The eight goals scored on Saturday were the most by a Pioneers team since a 10-0 victory over Berea College on September 2, 2016.

The victory improves Transylvania's record to 3-4 on the season while the Eagles fall to 0-7.

The Pioneers opened the scoring up with a goal from Charlie Wend that was set up by a beautiful pass from Mitchell Crispin.

In the 35th minute, Noah Wulfeck scored his first goal of the season off a setup pass from Devin Craig, pushing the halftime score to 2-0 in favor of the Pioneers.

After a second goal from Wend, Crispin scored two straight goals to push the Transylvania lead to 5-0. Crispin's second goal was set up by a beautiful cross into the box from the left wing by Wilson Witt.

Alex Shkraba joined in on the offensive exhibition with a pair of goals set up by passes from Wulfeck and Zach Hill, extending the Transylvania lead to 7-0 over the Eagles.

The Pioneers' final score came in the form of a strike from Carter Johnson, created by an assist from
Trent Saylor
. The goal was the first of Johnson's career.

Transylvania goalkeeper Drew Grisham collected two saves and did not allow a goal in 59 minutes of play on Saturday. Gino Arena recorded one save in 31 minutes of relief action.

Up next for the Pioneers is a trip to Lexington, Virginia for a nonconference matchup against the nationally-ranked Washington and Lee University Generals. The match is set for a 2:30 p.m. start at Alston Parker Watt Field.

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