Transy Sports Corner: new weekly series

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This is a new weekly series that will be written by Rambler sports contributors each week and focuses on Transy sports to keep readers informed of what’s happening, all in one place.

The Transylvania volleyball team is currently ranked no. 20 in the nation no. 5 in the region according to the Transy Athletics site. They made program history this past Sunday when they won their first HCAC championship and beat Earlham. The No. 5 seed regional team has made their way to the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Tournament in Atlanta, GA where they will face the No. 4 seed, Birmingham-Southern College today. You can find the full schedule of the tournament games in Atlanta here.

Women’s Basketball
The Transy women’s team started out their 2019-20 season with a big win against Spalding this past Tuesday evening. The team started out ranked as no. 13 according to a poll by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and no. 16 in the Top 25 poll by D3Hoops after a record-breaking 2018-19 season. Prior to beginning the game, the team unveiled a banner that recognizes their Sweet Sixteen victory last season. After a well-fought game, the women’s team pulled out a win with a final score of 79-57. Their next match-up is an away game set for Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. when they will take on Berea College.

Men’s Basketball
The Transy men’s team has won both of their first two games against the Wilmington (Ohio) College Quakers (87-78) and the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears (65-62). They are set to play their first home game against Emory and Henry College Wasps today at 5:00 p.m.

Men’s Soccer
The men’s soccer team had a good run this season but came up short against Rose-Hulman during the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinals on Nov. 6th. They finished the season 10-8 and 7-2 in HCAC regular season.

Women’s Soccer
The women’s team also suffered a tough loss to Rose-Hulman Nov. 2nd that put an end to their season. They ended the season with a record of 3-4-2 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and an overall of 5-10-3.

Triathlon Team
The Transylvania women’s triathlon team will head to Arizona this Saturday as they compete in the USA Triathlon Women’s Collegiate National Championship in Tempe where teams of all three NCAA Divisions will be competing. While the triathlon program at Transy has only been around for two years, this will be their second time competing in the national championship.

Swimming and Diving
The Transylvania swimming and diving team took home victories for both the men’s and women’s teams. Both the women’s swim team (197-71) and the men’s (147-81) beat Anderson University, winning 22 of the 32 races. They will work to continue their success on the road today against the Union College Bulldogs.