Lexington, Ky. – Seven different Pioneers scored in an 8-0 victory for the Transylvania women's soccer team over the Kentucky Christian University Saints at Pat Deacon Stadium on Wednesday night.
Five Pioneers scored their first goal of the season while three tallied their first career goals in Wednesday's overpowering of the Knights.
The victory brings an end to the Pioneers' nonconference schedule with a record of 7-2-1, while Kentucky Christian falls to 1-7 on the season.
Transylvania was the dominant team on the pitch throughout the night, recording 41 shots while holding the Knights to just three. Additionally, the Pioneers earned 12 corner kicks compared to none for the nights.
The Pioneers took total control of the game right from the start as freshman midfielder Abby Baker scored twice in the first twelve minutes of play. Baker's goals were set up by a pair of beautiful passes from freshman forwards Quinn May and Ashley Chindo respectively.
Freshman midfielder Annie Stauffer extended Transylvania's lead to 3-0 in the 17th minute with her first career goal.
After peppering the Knights goalkeeper with numerous shot attempts, May finally converted a goal in the 21st minute to give the freshman three points in the half.
Among the Transylvania standout performances were the senior duo of midfielder Gabby Prevost and forward Brenna D'Amico, who scored their first goals of the season. Prevost's goal came just two minutes before the end of the first half, while D'Amico pushed the Transylvania lead to 6-0 early in the second half.
With the game safely in hand, head coach Patrick Farmer made wide use of his reserve unit throughout the second half.
Junior goalkeeper Sloan Cromwell made her season debut and picked up the victory in goal for the Pioneers, replacing senior goalkeeper Ally Barfield in the 17th minute. Cromwell went 48 minutes without allowing a goal in the relief appearance.
The Pioneers will put their five-match undefeated streak on the line as they open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a trip to Indiana to face the Anderson University Ravens on Saturday, September 29. The match is set for a 12:30 start at AU Soccer Stadium.
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