SEWANEE, Tenn.—Despite a strong second half in which it outscored its opponent 6-3, the Transylvania University women's lacrosse team fell short on Friday night, losing to the Sewanee Tigers, 17-8.
The Pioneers opened the second half quickly when junior midfielder Rachel Harrison netted a goal on a free position shot less than three minutes into the period. Harrison found the goal again just five minutes later when she scored an unassisted goal at the 22:06 mark.
After relenting a goal, Harrison again tacked one on the board with fewer than 18 minutes to play. Junior attacker Lucy Meredith added a goal of her own less than two minutes later off an assist from Harrison and Transy was off to a 4-1 run in the first 15 minutes of the second half.
Junior midfielder Jessica Bier got in on the action late in the game, scoring a free position goal with 58 seconds to play before netting another goal just 26 seconds later to cap the scoring in the game. Despite the impressive run from the Pioneers, Transylvania was unable to overcome a rough first half and dropped the match.
In the first period, Transy gave up an 11-0 run in the first 14 minutes, a deficit that proved too much to overcome. Meredith gave the Pioneers their first goal at the 11:32 mark in the first half and Bier added a goal with nine minutes left in the half to send Transylvania to the locker room down 14-2.
Harrison and Bier led the way for Transy, each finding the back of the net three times, while Meredith added two goals of her own. Harrison picked up the lone assist for the Pioneers in the game.
Transylvania moves to 1-2 on the season with the loss but has a chance to get back to .500 on Sunday when they take on Ramapo. The game is slated to begin at 1:00 p.m.