Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to the Mount St. Joseph University Lions at Pat Deacon Stadium on Wednesday night.
With the loss, the Pioneers' record falls to 4-7-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The result improves Mount St. Joseph's record to 6-5-2 and 1-1-1 in league play.
The Lions jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead just five minutes into the game when Madeline Rechel slipped a shot into the upper left corner of the Transylvania goal.
The Pioneers responded with a strengthened attack following the Lions' goal, culminating with a strike from Abby Baker in the 34th minute that leveled the score at 1-1 heading into the halftime break. Baker now leads the HCAC with eight goals on the season.
In the second half, the Lions continued to batter the Transylvania defense with a barrage of shots, each of which was pushed away by goalkeeper Morgan Patton, who tallied nine saves in the contest.
Then, with just over five minutes left on the clock, the Lions pushed ahead with a score from Jodie Weimer. The late goal allowed Mount St. Joseph to escape with the 2-1 victory over 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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