Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania men's lacrosse team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before succumbing to the Sewanee: University of the South Tigers by the final score of 13-3 at Pat Deacon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore attack Trenton Sneed turned in a strong performance for the Pioneers that consisted of six groundballs, a goal, and an assist.
The Pioneers looked strong out of the gate, trading blows with the Tigers to forge a scoreless tie at the end of the first quarter.
Sneed struck first for the Pioneers, recording the game's first goal five minutes into the second quarter. Then just seconds later, senior midfielder Josh Mesmer controlled the face-off and drove straight towards the Sewanee goal and fired a shot past the Sewanee goalkeeper to put the Pioneers in front, 2-0.
The Tigers responded by scoring three straight goals over the next four minutes to take a 3-2 lead into the halftime break.
Transylvania senior attack Brad Clements scored early in the third quarter to even the scoreboard at 3-3.
With the game tied, the Tigers flexed their muscles, outscoring the Pioneers 10-0 over the final 24 minutes of the game to register the final score.
With the loss, Transylvania's record falls to 0-2 overall on the young season.
Up next, the Pioneers will host the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets on Wednesday night, March 7. Face-off between the Pioneers and the Yellow Jackets is set for 6:00 p.m. at Pat Deacon Stadium.
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