Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania women's soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to seven matches with its Wednesday night 4-0 victory against the Earlham College Quakers in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup at Pat Deacon Stadium.
Three different freshman scored goals in the first half for Transylvania to boost the Pioneers to 1-0-1 in HCAC play and 8-2-2 on the season.
The Pioneers have cultivated a run of form encompassing five wins and two draws over its last seven matches. Earlham fell to 6-5 overall and 0-2 in HCAC competition.
From the outset, Transylvania was aggressive in pursuing the ball which led to a plethora of early opportunities. The style of play paid off quickly as freshman striker Ashley Chindo broke into the open field and scored from the right side in the seventh minute to put the first goal of the night upon the scoreboard.
Chindo nearly facilitated another score moments later as she set up freshman midfielder Cassandra Thomas straightaway on the net but booted it high. The moment, however, served as a preview of what was to come through the rest of the evening.
The Pioneers struck paydirt again in the 26th minute as freshman striker Quinn May played a great pass to Thomas, who converted on the opportunity to raise Transylvania's lead to 2-0. The rush was on as freshman back Nikki Thomas scored less than two minutes later to give the Pioneers a 3-0 cushion that they would take to the halftime break.
The freshmen peppering of scoring continued into the second half as freshman midfielder Abby Baker rang in the second frame with a 47th minute goal for the fourth and final goal of the night.
Earlham attempted an offensive response, issuing near goals in the 59th and 83rd minutes but senior goalkeeper Ally Barfield came up with deft saves on each occasion.
Freshman goalie Morgan Patton was credited for the win after helping shut out the Quakers over the first 45 minutes of play. All eight of Transylvania's wins in 2018 have come via shutout.
Transylvania continues its offensive slate on Saturday, October 6 as it ventures to Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana for a 1:00 p.m. match with the Spartans.
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