Wuest notches seven goals as Pioneers stave off Sewanee in 14-13 thriller

Wuest leads Pioneers to victory

Sewanee, Tenn. - Freshman attack Shelby Wuest turned in a seven-goal performance an the Transylvania women's lacrosse team earned a 14-13 victory over the Sewanee: University of the South Tigers at Puett Field on Sunday afternoon.

The win propels Transylvania to an overall record of 4-1 and 1-0 in Ohio River Lacrosse Conference play, while Sewanee's record falls to 6-2 on the season.

Sophomore midfielder Brianna McCulley contributed a strong effort that included two goals, an assist, four ground balls, and three caused turnovers in the Pioneers' victory.

Transylvania jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when freshman midfielder Salem Carlow scored just 20 seconds into the game.

The Tigers' offense got hot late in the first half, scoring five straight goals to give Sewanee an 8-6 lead over the Pioneers at the half.

Transylvania came out of the break focused on the task at hand, scoring four goals in the first 10 minutes of the half, giving the Pioneers a 10-9 lead.

Just moments later, the Pioneers took a 12-10 lead as Wuest scored a pair of free position goals in less than a minute.

With just over five minutes left in the game, senior attack Julia Ward converted on a free position attempt, extending Transylvania's lead to 14-12.

The Tigers added another goal late, but Transylvania's defense held strong over the final two minutes and the Pioneers held on for the 13-12 victory.

Junior goalkeeper Mackenzie Dent tallied nine saves in the victory.

Next up, the Pioneers will travel to Gulf Breeze, Florida to continue their spring break trip with a neutral-site matchup against Huntingdon College on Tuesday, March 13. The game is set for a 1:00 p.m. start at Gulf Breeze high school.

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