Transylvania's spirited late comeback runs out of time against Mt. St. Joseph

Junior Bailey Browning scored the second goal of the night for Transylvania as a late comeback fell short
Junior Bailey Browning scored the second goal of the night for Transylvania as a late comeback fell short

Lexington, Ky. – In its second conference match of the season, the Transylvania women's soccer team staged a late comeback, but took a 4-2 defeat against the Mount St. Joseph Lions Wednesday evening at Pat Deacon Stadium.

Transylvania dropped to 3-6-2 overall, and 1-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play following Wednesday's result, while the Lions left Lexington with a 10-2-0 overall record and identical 1-1 record on the HCAC table.

In a match that was closely-played for the first half-hour, the visiting Lions struck with back-to-back goals late in the first half to carry a 2-0 lead into halftime. The aggressive Lions continued to find the back of the net early in the second half to assume a comfortable 4-0 lead.

Transylvania began finding its stride midway through the second half when senior midfielder Morgan Janes got her boot on the ball and came through with pinpoint placement to notch Transylvania's first goal of the night in the 69th minute.

Replicating the rapid fire of their opponent's first two goals of the night, the Pioneers quickly pulled two goals back when junior midfielder Bailey Browning broke ahead of the pack on a counterattack to deliver a lob on goal that made the match 4-2 in favor of Mt. St. Joseph.

From that point on, the Pioneers continued to push the ball upfield, creating newfound opportunities and dangerous shots to the Lions' side. But scoring ceased after Browning's counter in the 71st minute and 4-2 stood as the final score.

Transylvania now looks ahead to a Saturday match at the Defiance College Yellow Jackets in Defiance, Ohio. The teams square off in the second match of a men's-women's HCAC doubleheader at 3:30 p.m.

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