Hanover, Ind. – The Transylvania men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 result to the Hanover College Panthers at the Hanover Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
The loss is the first for the Pioneers in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference this season and drops their record to 8-6 overall and 5-1 in league play. The Panthers record moves to 8-5-1 overall and 5-1 in the HCAC with the result.
The game got off to a slow start as the two teams battled for control of the high-stakes matchup. However, neither side was able to create a quality offensive chance, and the game remained scoreless at the half-hour mark.
Then, with just over seven minutes remaining in the first half, Griffin Lamb sent a through ball into the Hanover penalty area that found the waiting foot of Max Nusbacher, who blasted a shot past the Hanover goalkeeper to put the Pioneers on top 1-0.
The Panthers found their offensive touch in the second half when a scoring strike from Carlos Schryver leveled the score at 1-1 in the 64th minute.
Hanover took the lead over Transylvania with a goal in the 73rd minute via Patrick Rowe. The Pioneers' offense was unable to strike back in the finals moments of the game, allowing the Panthers to escape with the 2-1 victory.
Up next for the Pioneers is a matchup against the Bluffton University Beavers on Saturday, October 26. At halftime of the game, the Pioneers will honor their six seniors with a Senior Day ceremony. First touch between the Pioneers and the Beavers is set for 3:30 p.m. at Pat Deacon Stadium.
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