Sewanee, Tenn. – The Transylvania field hockey team scooped up an impressive victory on Monday night, defeating the Sewanee Tigers, 4-1.
The Pioneers put together a complete performance behind a two-goal game from sophomore attack Zoe Jessie to collect their fifth win of the season to move to 5-9 on their schedule. .
It was the first win for Transylvania in its series versus Sewanee in six tries, putting their losing streak against the Tigers to bed in resounding fashion.
The Pioneers were able to get the ball out in play on several long runs upfield but found the final delivery elusive for the first half hour of gameplay. Their continued aggression paid off in the 31st minute when sophomore midfielder Emma Uhls set up Jessie for the first goal of the night.
Sophomore midfielder Taylor Insley joined the fray just under three minutes later when she posted an unassisted goal for a 2-0 Transylvania lead. The onslaught was on when Jessie scored again just over one minute later as the Pioneers carried a 3-0 advantage to the halftime break.
Transylvania continued a hot scoring night when senior Alyson Bergman delivered the fourth goal of the night for the pioneers in the 53rd minute.
Transylvania outshot Sewanee 15 to 9 while mustering 10 shots on goal in their finest offensive performance of the season.
Monday marked the first meeting of the season between the two Southern Athletic Association teams and the first win for Transylvania against Sewanee since a 5-4 double overtime win on October 26, 2013 at Sewanee.
Monday's result counts as a nonconference match while their next meeting on Sunday, October 29 in Lexington will certify as the lone conference game between the two teams.
Transylvania will return to action on Friday, October 20 when it visits Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. That match is slated for a 7:00 p.m. start.
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