Lexington, Ky. – In a battle of two Ohio River Women's Lacrosse Conference powers, the Transylvania women's lacrosse team soared to a 10-7 victory over the Washington & Jefferson College Presidents at Pat Deacon Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The victory is Transylvania's first over Washington & Jefferson in program history and it extends the Pioneers' win streak to nine consecutive games.
With the score tied at 1-1, the Pioneer trio of Johnston, Rubin, and freshman midfielder Salem Carlow scored three straight goals to give Transylvania a 4-1 lead midway through the first half.
Following a goal from Washington & Jefferson, the Pioneers reeled off four straight goals to end the first half with an 8-2 lead over the Presidents.
Washington & Jefferson played a strong second half, and looked primed to overtake the Pioneers. However, Transylvania's defense held strong to secure the 10-7 victory.
The Pioneers dominated Washington & Jefferson defensively throughout the game, forcing the Presidents to turn the ball over 36 times.
Transylvania forged an efficient clear percentage of 20-of-22 rides while holding the Presidents to just 13 successful clears out of 37 attempts.
Junior goalkeeper Mackenzie Dent picked up the victory for Transylvania by tallying seven saves against just seven goals allowed in 60 minutes of action.
With today's victory, Transylvania's record improves to 11-1 overall and 6-0 in ORLC play, placing the Pioneers alone atop the conference standings while the Presidents fall to 6-3 and 3-1 in conference play. The Sunday victory marked the first win over Washington and Jefferson in four tries.
The Pioneers will continue their current homestand when they host the Thomas More College Saints on Tuesday, April 10. First draw between the Saints and the Pioneers is set for 4:00 p.m. at Pat Deacon Stadium.
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