Transylvania men's soccer picks up draw with Thomas More in first road trip of season

Grisham booting it

Crestview Hills, Ky. – After waiting out a two-hour lightning delay late in the match, the Transylvania men's soccer team secured a 0-0 draw against the Thomas More College Saints at BB&T Field on Thursday night.

The game was Transylvania's third straight overtime affair to start the season, and improves the Pioneers' overall record to 0-1-2, while the Saints move to 1-1-1 to the year.

The first half of the game was a back-and-forth affair that saw the Saints outshoot the Pioneers, 5-3.

After the intermission both teams seemed to intensify their offensive efforts, combining for 12 total shots in the period.

Transylvania made one final push for the win in regulation as the Pioneers tallied four shots in the final three minutes of the second half.

With the score still tied at 0-0, the teams headed to overtime. However, just over three minutes into the first overtime, a storm system moved into the area that led to a two-hour lightning delay.

Just seconds after the delay, Transylvania got a prime look at goal when senior defender Tyler Joy-Brandon headed a corner kick towards goal that was saved by the Thomas More goalkeeper.

In the waning moments of the second overtime period, the Pioneers mounted one final push for the win that included two shots from junior forward Alex Shkraba. However, the Saints' defense held and the game came to an end with a score of 0-0.

Junior goalkeeper Drew Grisham was tremendous in net for the Pioneers, collecting four saves and preserving the shutout in 110 minutes of action. 

Up next for the Pioneers is a road showdown with the in-state rival Centre College Colonels on Wednesday, September 12. The match will mark the first clash between rivals since the Pioneers rolled to a 2-0 victory over the Colonels at Pat Deacon Stadium on September 14, 2017.

First touch between the Pioneers and the Colonels is set for 7:30 p.m. at Amend Field in Danville, Kentucky.

For more on Transylvania men's soccer, follow @TransyMSoccer on Twitter