Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania Women's Lacrosse team struggled to score early before eventually succumbing to the Baldwin-Wallace University Yellow Jackets by the final score of 13-3 at Pat Deacon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
After giving up a quick goal, the Pioneers defense settled in to keep the deficit at 1-0 with just over 15 minutes remaining in the opening half. But Baldwin Wallace embarked upon an 8-0 run for the remainder of the half, pushing the halftime deficit for Transy to 9-0.
Early in the second half Baldwin-Wallace added two more goals to make the score 11-0 in favor of the visitors.
With 18:34 remaining in the game, Rubin scored the Pioneers' first goal of the day on a nice set up pass from Kate Winkelmeyer.
Just minutes later Jenkins scored off of an assist from Rubin to make the score 12-2 in favor of Baldwin- Wallace.
With just over five minutes remaining in the game, Stevens converted on a free position shot attempt to bring the deficit down to nine.
Baldwin-Wallace tacked on one more goal with a minute to go for the final tally.
The Pioneers collected 22 groundballs on the day, seven of which came from sophomore midfielder Emma Oliver.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mackenzie Dent collected seven saves on the day for the Poneers.
Transylvania's record now moves to 1-1, while Baldwin-Wallace holds a record of 1-0 after what served as its season opener.
The Pioneers will look to return to their winning ways when they face the Franciscan University Barons in Delaware, Ohio on Sunday, March 5. First draw between the Pioneers and Barons is set for 1:00 p.m. at Selby Stadium.
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