Pioneers field hockey's late rally against Earlham at home falls short on Thursday

Transy-Earlham score

Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania field hockey team dropped a 4-2 result to the Earlham College Quakers at Pat Deacon Stadium on Thursday night.

The loss drops Transylvania's record to 1-6 overall while the Quakers improve to 5-5 on the season.

The Quakers controlled the ball throughout the night, outshooting the Pioneers 26-5, including a 15-1 advantage in the first half.  

Earlham struck first, scoring two goals in the first 26 minutes of play to take a 2-0 lead into the halftime intermission.

Early in the second half, Transylvania cut the Earlham lead in half when sophomore forward Lilly Kramer scored off of a quick pass from sophomore midfielder Audrey Denham.

Undeterred, the Quakers responded with a pair of goals in a span of two minutes to extend their lead to 4-1 over the Pioneers.

Transylvania broke through once again in the 68th minute when senior midfielder Caroline Patrick placed a close-range shot into the back of the net, cutting the final deficit to 4-2 in favor of the Quakers.

Senior goalkeeper Allyson Benz recorded six saves and allowed four goals in 70 minutes of work in the loss. Benz continues to lead the Southern Athletic Association in saves with 99 on the season.

Next up for the Pioneers is a trip to Memphis, Tennessee to face the Rhodes College Lynx on Saturday, September 29. The match between the Pioneers and the Lynx is set for 12:00 p.m. start at Mason Field.

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