Lexington, Ky. – Charlie Wend posted a brace, and the Transylvania men's soccer team picked up a 4-0 victory over the Mount St. Joseph University Lions at Schueler Field on Wednesday night.
With the win, the Pioneers' record improves to 7-5 overall, and 4-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The loss drops Mount St. Joseph's record to 3-11 and 1-3 in league play.
The shutout was the Pioneers sixth of the season and fourth in as many games. Transylvania has yet to allow a goal in conference play this season and is outscoring its opponents 14-0 in four games.
After a quiet first half, the Pioneers took control of the game in the 44th minute as Jak Birdsong collected a rebound off a missed penalty kick and blasted a shot past the Mount St. Joseph goalkeeper to put the Pioneers ahead 1-0 at the break.
Transylvania extended its lead to 2-0 when Wend intercepted a misplayed ball in the Lions' backfield and slipped it past the diving Mount St. Joseph keeper.
Wend completed his third brace of the season when he drove the ball down the center of the Lions' defensive third a placed a shot into the back corner of the net, giving Transylvania a 3-0 lead in the 54th minute.
Noah Wulfeck capped off the night for Transylvania with a scoring strike in the 85th minute that pushed the final score to 4-0 in favor of Transylvania.
The Pioneers will be back in action on Saturday, October 19, when they travel to Defiance, Ohio, for a matchup against the Defiance College Yellow Jackets. First touch between the Pioneers and the Yellow Jackets is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Winsper-Knobel Memorial Field.
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