Pioneers share the wealth as women's lacrosse takes 19-1 victory at Earlham

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Richmond, Ind. - The Transylvania women's lacrosse team opened up Ohio River Women's Lacrosse Conference play with an impressive 19-1 victory over the Earlham College Quakers at Darrell Beane Stadium on Wednesday night.

The win moves Transylvania's record to 3-1 overall, and 1-0 in ORLC play, while Earlham falls to 0-1 on the season.

The Pioneers dominated the game from beginning to end, outshooting Earlham 45 to 4, and forcing the Quakers to commit 28 turnovers while only giving the ball up ten times themselves.

Leading the way for Transylvania on offense was senior attack Julia Ward and freshman attack Shelby Wuest, who each scored four goals in the Pioneers' victory.

Freshman midfielder Rachel Johnston also turned in a strong performance for the Pioneers that included five draw controls, three goals, two groundballs, an assist, and a caused turnover. Johnston has now registered a hat-trick in her first four career games. 

Six different Pioneers combined to score 11 goals in the first half, including freshman midfielder Olivia Livingston, who scored her first career goal late in the first half.

Earlham's lone goal of the day came just before halftime, and the Pioneers carried an 11-1 lead into the intermission.

Transylvania continued to roll throughout the second half, outscoring Earlham 8-0 en route to the eventual 19-1 victory.

Junior goalkeeper Mackenzie Dent picked up the win to move to 3-1 on the season for the Pioneers, while freshman goalkeeper Hayle Hall recorded two saves in a second-half relief appearance.

Up next, the Pioneers will travel to Sewanee, Tennessee to face the Sewanee: University of the South Tigers on Sunday, March 11. First draw between the Pioneers and the Tigers is set for 1:00 p.m. at Puett Field.

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