Baker nets five points as Transylvania Women's Soccer battles to high-scoring draw at Heidelberg

Baker in action

Tiffin, Ohio – Abby Baker turned in a five-point performance as the Transylvania women's soccer team captured a 4-4 tie against the Heidelberg University Student Princes at the Hidden Valley Soccer Complex on Saturday afternoon.

The result improves Transylvania's record to 1-4-1 on the season while the Student Princes move to 3-3-1.

Transylvania started the game off with a bang as Baker put the Pioneers ahead just 10 seconds into the game when the sophomore scored off an assist from Meron Roach.

After an equalizer from Heidelberg, the Pioneers recaptured the lead in the 37th minute on another Roach-to-Baker connection.

After a Heidelberg goal scored by Kate Mundy in the 38th minute, the Pioneers took a 3-2 lead just seconds before the end of the first half when Baker sent a long pass up to Roach, who slipped a shot into the corner of the goal.

The Student Princes took control of the game in the second half as Audrey Kaufman scored a pair of goals and the Transylvania offense struggled to create a serious counterattack.

Trailing Heidelberg 3-4 with just minutes left in regulation, Emily Payne scored her first career goal on a free kick from just outside of the penalty area to force overtime between the Pioneers and the Student Princes.

The two sides combined for 12 shot attempts in two overtime periods. However, neither team was able to convert a goal, allowing the game to end in a 4-4 draw.

Morgan Patton turned in another spectacular performance in goal for the Pioneers on Saturday, collecting 11 saves en route to the draw. Patton has now recorded double-digit saves in two of her last three appearances.

Up next for Transylvania is a matchup against the Wilmington College Quakers on Wednesday, September 25. First touch between the Pioneers and the Quakers is set for 7:00 p.m. at Williams Stadium.

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