WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Wittenberg's offense came out of the gates on a mission in the season opener, dropping Transylvania 8-5 on the road.
- Despite turning the ball over 19 times, Wittenberg went an astonishing 25 of 27 in clear attempts on a cold and rainy opener.
- Jerry Coyle netted three goals and picked up two groundballs for the Tigers, while getting off eight total shots in the game.
SITE: Lexington, Kentucky (Transylvania University)
SCORE: Wittenberg 8, Transylvania 5
RECORDS: WIT 1-0 (0-0), TRA 0-1 (0-0)
NEXT GAME: Saturday, February 17—vs Elmhurst (Ultimate-Soccer, Michigan) 1:00PM
- The Tigers found themselves up after the first quarter, as Coyle and Jack Maloney both recorded unassisted goals.
- Up 3-0 after another unassisted Coyle goal, Transy got on the board with a goal with 12:00 remaining in the quarter.
- With 9:59 remaining in quarter number two, Jack Strahm found Michael Carluccio for the Tiger's fifth goal, as Wittenberg then led 5-2.
- With a 6-4 lead at halftime, the only goal of the third quarter came at the hands of the Tigers, as Coyle recorded his third goal of the game, off another assist from Strahm.
- Transy netted a goal with 5:55 remaining in the game to cut the Wittenberg lead to 7-5, but Noah Moderwell pushed the lead back to three with an unassisted goal with 5:04 remaining in the game.
- Strahm recored the only two assists for the Tigers, as five different Wittenberg players found the back of the net on Saturday.
- Jack Wolfe led the Tigers with four groundballs, as Transy edged Wittenberg 30-24 in total ground balls.
- Paxton Kreger logged all 60 minutes in net for the Tigers, recording 15 saves on 20 total shots faced.
- Quinn McConkey went 10-17 at the center dot for Wittenberg, as Transy recorded five faceoff violations in the game.
FROM THE COACH
- "Very good total team effort. Proud of how we cleared the ball today. 25-27 is excellent. Need to cut down some of the turnovers. Paxton Kreger had a great day in the cage as well for his first career start. Hats off to them they played hard the whole time and made us earn it," said Coach Owen.