Harrisonburg, Va. – The Transylvania field hockey team had its comeback attempt thwarted by the Virginia Wesleyan Marlins, falling by the score of 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at EMU Turf Field.
The game was the first of two that the Pioneers will play over the fall break weekend in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The Pioneers defense worked hard to hold the Marlins to a single goal in the first half. However, after the break, Virginia Wesleyan scored two quick goals, making the score 3-0 ten minutes into the second half.
The Pioneers' best offensive attack of the afternoon came when freshman defender Scout Gibson's shot found the back of the net with 20 minutes remaining in the game. This would be the last goal scored by either team.
Transylvania stayed within three goals of Virginia Wesleyan all day, while being outshot 20 to 7.
Sophomore goalkeeper Allyson Benz provided another stellar performance for the Pioneers as she collected twelve saves on the day while only giving up three goals.
The Pioneers will have a quick turnaround, as they face the Eastern Mennonite Royals tomorrow afternoon in the second game of their fall break weekend. The game is set for a 3:00 PM start from the EMU Turf Field.
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