Sewanee, Tenn. – The Sewanee Tigers defeated the Transylvania field hockey team in the second of two meetings for the weekend on Sunday morning at Puett Field with a 6-3 result.
The Tigers improved to 3-8 overall while the Pioneers dropped to 3-7 for the 2019 season.
Facing each other for the second time in less than 24 hours, the Tigers returned the favor to the Pioneers, who defeated the host Tigers the previous day in their Southern Athletic Association conference game. With Sunday's match serving as a nonconference contest, the Tigers burst out for five goals in a difference-making second half to pull away from the Pioneers for the victory.
The Pioneers issued the first score of the match on a goal by Tori Coleman midway through the first quarter. The senior capitalized upon a turnover committed by the Tigers in their back third of the field. Coleman gathered the ball, carved into the right side before making her way in front of the goal and sending in a goal for a 1-0 Transylvania lead.
Sewanee then responded with a string of three unanswered goals into the third quarter as the home team began to win the possession game. The Tigers evened up the contest in the second quarter to send both teams into halftime with a 1-1 tie before coming out of the locker room with back-to-back goals for the go-ahead 3-1 lead.
The Pioneers refused to back down as Brianna McCulley scored with five minutes remaining in the third quarter to slice Sewanee's advantage down to 3-2.
The Tigers put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter as they unveiled a series of potent attacks in front of the net on the way to outscoring Transylvania 3-1 in the quarter. Transylvania staged one more comeback effort with a late goal by Tori Coleman but Sewanee was successful in subduing multiple penalty corner opportunities for the Pioneers.
Transylvania is back in action next Sunday, October 20 to host the Randolph-Macon University Yellow Jackets. The Senior Day match is set for a 12:00 p.m. start from Pat Deacon Stadium in Lexington.
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