Anderson, Ind. – Ten different Pioneers scored as the Transylvania women's lacrosse team opened Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference play with a commanding 21-1 victory over the Anderson University Ravens at Macholtz Stadium on Tuesday night.
Courtney Pontious led the Pioneers with five goals and two assists while Hannah Fouts scored a career-high four goals and added an assist in the victory. Also turning in a career-best was Salem Carlow, who delivered a seven-point night consisting of five assists to go along with a pair of goals.
Transylvania took control of the game from Anderson right from the start as the Pioneers jumped out to a 9-0 lead while preventing the Ravens from developing any opportunities on offense.
Anderson finally got on the board with just over a minute remaining in the first half. However, the Pioneers responded with a goal from Emma Oliver just before halftime that pushed the Transylvania lead to 10-1.
The Pioneers' defense continued to dominate throughout the second half. Transylvania held Anderson scoreless and limited the Ravens to just three shot attempts while forcing 27 turnovers in the game.
Transylvania's offense also continued to produce results up until the final horn. Pontious scored four of her goals in the second half while Alexis Rubin added two goals of her own as the Pioneers pushed their final margin of victory to 21-1.
Hayle Hall picked up the victory in net for the Pioneers. The sophomore made her second start of the season, and allowed just one goal and recorded an assist in the victory.
Up next for Transylvania is a trip to Gambier, Ohio this Saturday, April 6, to battle the Kenyon College Ladies. The matchup will be the first between the Pioneers and Ladies in Transylvania women's lacrosse program history. First draw is set for 1:00 p.m. at Mavec Field.
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