Cincinnati, Ohio – The Transylvania women's soccer team endured a heartbreaking 3-2 loss to the Mount St. Joseph University Lions at Schueler Field on Wednesday night.
Carrying an unbeaten identical conference record of 2-0-1 into the midweek evening game with Mount St. Joseph, the match pitted two of the top teams in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference against one another. The match featured a collection of momentum swings and top-shelf plays from each side.
But it was Mount St. Joseph who would have the final word on their home turf with just seconds to go in regulation.
The Lions struck first with a goal from Jodie Weimer in the 29th minute to take a 1-0 lead in the game.
The Pioneers responded by leveling the score just four minutes later when freshman forward Tori Nordin sent a shot into the back of the net. Just before the halftime intermission Mount St. Joseph retook the lead at 2-1 thanks to a goal from Etelle Nfor.
In the 79th minute, the tide turned once more when Transylvania found an equalizer by way of a goal from freshman midfielder Annie Stauffer.
With the Stauffer goal, the Pioneers appeared primed to at the very least force the contest into overtime. However, the Lions broke through to score the go-ahead goal in the 88th minute, defeating Transylvania 3-2.
For the game, each team recorded two corner kicks while the Lions held an 18-9 advantage in shots taken.
The loss drops Transylvania's record to 9-3-2 overall and 2-1-1 in HCAC play while the Lions improve to 10-1-3 and 3-0-1 in the HCAC. Wednesday's result halted an eight-match unbeaten streak for the Pioneers.
Freshman goalie Morgan Patton gave a valiant effort in goal while recording the loss for Transylvania. Patton tallied nine saves and allowed three goals in 90 minutes of play.
The Pioneers will return to Lexington for a matchup with the Defiance College Yellow Jackets on Saturday, October 13. First touch between the Pioneers and the Yellow Jackets is set for 3:30 p.m. at Pat Deacon Stadium. Approximately 15 minutes before the game, Transylvania will honor its six departing seniors during a Senior Day ceremony.
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