The Inside Game

Banquet to be held for Transy-UK game

  • I have it on good authority that there will be a Transy-UK banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, in honor of the basketball game on Nov. 2. Both the Transy and UK basketball teams and coaches will be in attendance. It will be a major fundraising opportunity for the Transylvania Alumni Association. There will be a time window reserved for only the Transy community to buy tickets, but after that it will be opened up for the rest of the Big Blue Nation. Tickets will be $150.

Fulkerson advances in ITA Regional

  • Senior tennis player Kelsey Fulkerson became Transy’s first women’s tennis player to win a match in an Intercollegiate Tennis Association regional tournament Friday after defeating Allegheny College’s Laura Steele 6-2, 6-1. Her 6-1, 6-1 win over Brittany Miller of Ohio Northern University sent her into the round of 16. Fulkerson then dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision to Wheaton College’s Elizabeth Worsowicz, the No. 7 seed, ending her strong run. Her solid performance earned her Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for this week.
  • Women’s tennis improved to 5-1 overall, 4-1 in HCAC play, after blanking Defiance College 9-0 Saturday.

Schmitt’s goals key Pioneers to 4-0 win

  • Senior forward Elizabeth Schmitt, Heartland Conference Player of the Week, scored a pair of goals Saturday as the women’s soccer team secured a 4-0 win over Bluffton University. Now ranked 16th in the nation, the Pioneers are 9-1 overall after their ninth straight win, 2-0 in Heartland Conference contests. Sophomore Michelle Schroeck led the way for Transy with a goal just four minutes into the game. Schmitt converted sophomore Amy Ghibaudy’s assist for the Pioneers’ second goal. Ghibaudy went on to score to make it 3-0, and Schmitt capped off the scoring with a header off an assist from sophomore Abby Felthaus. The women play next in an away game against Manchester College Saturday.

Men’s soccer wins tight contest against Asbury

  • After blanking Bluffton 5-0, the men went on to win a tough game against Asbury University. With just 10 minutes remaining, the men tallied two goals by seniors Tony Spero and Peter Mikhail to break the scoreless tie. The men, who are now 5-4-2, are back in action Saturday at Manchester.

Luking sets record as Transy splits

  • Senior Rebecca Luking, women’s volleyball HCAC Player of the Week, set a school record for career assists Saturday. Transy split its matches by blanking Heartland Conference rival Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 3-0 and then dropping a 3-1 decision to Asbury. Coming into the matches, Luking needed just 60 assists to set the record of 3,025.
  • The women came out Tuesday, Dig Pink Night, to win in straight sets against rival Centre College. Transy is now 13-7 overall, 2-0 in HCAC play.

Men’s golf captures Manchester Invitational

  • The Pioneers ended their fall season with a win at the Manchester Fall Invitational Saturday. Transy was led by senior Justin Tereshko, whose 145 total in the 36-hole tournament earned him medalist honors. Other top contenders were sophomores Clay Hinton (3rd) and Jantzen Latham (7th), as well as juniors Hunter Frazier and Stephen Montgomery.

Women’s golf finishes third at Centre Invitational

  • Senior Janca Millett led Transy with a 77, helping the team capture third place Saturday at the Centre Fall Invitational. Senior Megan Foley (80) and first-years Alex Smith (83), Jerra Kelsey (91), Tiara Harris (86) and Alyssa Thompson (89) were other top scorers for the Pioneers. Transy will compete in the Heartland Conference championship this weekend, where the women have finished second in the last two seasons after winning it all in 2008.

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