Calhoon reprises hat trick in bounce back win for Transy men's soccer

Transy 5 Franklin 0 men's soccer

Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania men's soccer team used a dominant offensive performance to earn a convincing 5-0 win over the Franklin College Grizzlies at Pat Deacon Stadium on Wednesday night.

Leading the way for the Pioneers was senior midfielder Riley Calhoon, who recorded his second hat-trick of the season. Calhoon now leads the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with 12 goals on the season.

The game got off to a quick start as Calhoon scored his first goal of the day off a beautiful set up pass from senior midfielder Jacob Hill just two minutes into the game.

Minutes later, a cross from sophomore midfielder Caswell Fuller found the waiting foot of sophomore forward Alex Shkraba whose goal extended the Transylvania lead to 2-0.

At the 17:38 mark of the first half Calhoon added his second goal of the game off an assist from freshmen defender Zach Hill.

Freshman forward Griffin Lamb got into the scoring action as his shot found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season with just 15 minutes remaining in the first half.

Ten minutes into the second half, Calhoon added the final and most exciting goal of the game when he volleyed a missed shot out of mid-air and fired it passed the Grizzlies goalkeeper, pushing the final score to 5-0 in favor of the Pioneers.

The shutout victory was the Pioneers' ninth of the season. Transylvania continues to lead the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a .45 goals against average on the season.

With the win, Transylvania moves to 11-1 on the season, and 5-1 in HCAC play, with just three games remaining in the regular season.

Up next the Pioneers next will travel to Anderson, Indiana to face the Anderson College Ravens on Saturday, October 21. First touch between the Ravens and the Pioneers is set for 3:30 p.m. at the AU Soccer Fields.

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