Anderson, Ind. – The Transylvania men's lacrosse team remained undefeated through three conference games with a 23-3 win over the Anderson University Ravens on Saturday afternoon at Macholtz Stadium.
Transylvania also improved to 6-3 overall while the Ravens dropped to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference play.
Saturday's match marked the third offensively dominant performance by Transylvania in three conference games as the Pioneers surpassed the 22-goal mark against its third straight conference opponent on Saturday.
Multiple Pioneers got into the scoring mix as five different players all achieved hat-tricks. Trenton Sneed led the way with three goals and a game-high four assists in a game the Pioneers controlled from the outset.
The Pioneers showed off their pole position in the HCLC with a 10-0 onslaught in the first quarter. Peyton Bray scored the first goal of the day on the opening face-off and the Pioneers assumed control from there. Quinn Fox followed with a second goal for Transylvania inside the opening minute and Sneed fed Nic Bailey for his first assist of the day at the 13:35 mark of the first quarter.
Scoring cooled off for Transylvania in the second quarter as the Pioneers outscored Anderson 2 to 1 before blanking the Ravens 7 to 0 in the third quarter.
The Pioneers displayed supreme possession of the ball, receiving only 10 clearing opportunities all day while hounding the Ravens into an 8-for-25 clearance rate. The Pioneers collected 59 ground balls to just 21 for the host team. Transylvania won 23 of the day's 30 face-offs.
Bailey, Bryce Lowe, Bray, Fox, and Sneed were Saturday's hat-trick authors; the outputs matched a season-high for Bailey and new career-highs in goals for Bray and Fox. Bray also led the Pioneers with seven ground balls.
Saturday's contest marked the seventh time in nine matches the Pioneers have scored double-digit goals.
Transylvania returns to play with another HCLC conference matchup on Wednesday, March 27 as the Pioneers host the Mount St. Joseph University Lions. Opening face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Pat Deacon Stadium.
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