September 22, 2011 Leave a comment
- For the second straight week, the Heartland Conference has named a Transylvania women’s tennis player the Player of the Week. In Transy’s 6-2 win over Hanover College, junior Kaitlyn Hizny posted a 6-2, 6-1 win at singles and an 8-2 decision in doubles. She then came back to get a 6-3, 6-4 singles win along with an 8-4 doubles decision over Manchester College.
Women’s tennis remains unbeaten
- The women are now 4-0 overall, 3-0 in HCAC play, after their win over Manchester Saturday. They took two of three doubles matches, then went on to take five of six singles matches. Seniors Kelsey Fulkerson and Stephanie Townsend both won their singles matches. Other contributors were Hizny, sophomore Torsie Haugli and junior Caroline Tapscott.
Men’s soccer shuts out No. 3 Ohio Northern
- In their contest against Ohio Northern University Saturday, the men tallied a 3-0 victory. With this win the men improved to 2-3-1 on the season. Twelve minutes into the game, sophomore Kyle Smith took a cross from fellow sophomore Christian King and buried the ball into the lower left corner of the goal. The second goal came in the 62nd minute with a rebound from senior Peter Mikhail to make it 2-0. With just 30 seconds left in the contest, senior Ethan Collins tacked on the third goal.
Volleyball completes sweep
- The women (7-5) started the Centre College Invitational Friday with a 25-16 first-set win over Fisk University. The second set went to Transy 25-8, and then the Pioneers went on to a 25-13 win in the final set. Sophomore Meghan Bowers led with eight kills while senior Blayke Herman had seven. Senior setter Rebecca Luking came up big for the team with 26 assists and Erin Hoffmann contributed six digs on defense.
- Saturday the women took a pair of 3-0 victories over Kenyon College and Marietta College. Together with Friday’s key win over Fisk, the Pioneers didn’t drop a sent in the tournament.
Baseball begins fall practice
- Tuesday marked the beginning of fall practice for the baseball team. The Pioneers are aiming to make this their sixth winning season in a row. The men were 21-12 in the spring, were ranked in the top five in multiple NCAA Mideast region polls and went unbeaten against in-state opponents, including a sweep of Centre College and single wins over Spalding University and No. 18 Thomas More College.
- Fall events include an alumni game Oct. 15 and the Crimson and Black World Series Oct. 11-16. Transy is also hosting a fall baseball camp Oct. 30, allowing high school players to showcase and develop their baseball skill with the Transy coaching staff.