Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania field hockey team dropped a 1-0 result to the Sewanee Tigers at Pat Deacon Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Pioneers started the day with a senior day ceremony prior to the game in which Transylvania honored four outgoing seniors: goalie Allyson Benz, midfielder Alyson Bergman, midfielder Caroline Patrick, and defender Lexie Rodgers.
Benz commemorated her senior day with another strong showing for the Pioneers, recording 10 saves against just one goal allowed in 90 minutes of action.
Transylvania and Sewanee each recorded three shots on goal in the first half, but neither team was able to create any serious offensive threat and the score remained tied 0-0 going into the halftime break.
In the second half, the Tigers began to take control of the game offensively, outshooting the Pioneers 12-3 in the period.
The game remained scoreless until the 55th minute, when Elisabeth Domittner sent a close-range shot past Benz and into the back of the net, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
The Pioneers had little opportunity to score in the final 15 minutes of play, allowing Sewanee to hold on for the 1-0 victory.
With the loss, Transylvania's record falls to 1-12 overall and 0-4 in the Southern Athletic Association, while Tigers improve to 9-5 on the year and 2-2 in conference play.
The Pioneers will wrap up the regular season on Thursday, October 25 as they host the in-state rival Centre College Colonels. The SAA showdown is set for a 7:30 p.m. start at Pat Deacon Stadium.
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