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Centre field hockey wins third straight, drops Transy, 5-2

Centre field hockey wins third straight, drops Transy, 5-2

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Centre field hockey traveled up to the road to face in-state rival Transylvania Wednesday night for a nonconference match, coming away with a 5-2 victory against the host Pioneers on a rainy evening at Pat Deacon Stadium.

The win marks the third consecutive victory for the Colonels (3-1), and moves Head Coach Jenelle Anthony to a pristine 15-0 against the Pioneers (1-4) since she took over in 2011.

The two sides were locked in a scoreless draw for nearly 30 minutes, until Centre senior Brooklyn Bell (Louisville, Ky.) netted the first goal of the game.

Bell needed less than five minutes into the second frame to make it 2-0, turning in her fourth career multi-goal game and second in a row.

Bell's classmate, Hayley Barker (Louisville, Ky.), scored later in the period, getting an assist from sophomore Savannah Elpers ((Louisville, Ky.) to push Centre's lead up to 3-0.

Despite beginning as a defensive struggle, Wednesday's contest ended in an offensive flourish.

It took more than one hour of game clock for Transy to get on the board. Caroline Patrick scored in the 63rd minute to bring the Pioneers within 3-1.

Centre freshman Sarah Biggs (Louisville, Ky.) then scored her first career goal, and was immediately followed by a Transy score from Jessica Chandler.

Barker was even quicker with Centre's response, netting her second goal of the night just 50 seconds later for the final tally.

Centre wound up dominating in shots (23 to 8) and shots on goal (15 to 5).

Goalie Kristen Mulcahy (Cedarburg, Wis.) turned away three of Transy's five shots on goal.

Centre remains on the road, traveling to face Concordia (Wis.) this Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.