MARS HILL, N.C. – The Birmingham-Southern Panthers opened their second Men’s Lacrosse season on the road this afternoon at #10 Mars Hill College. The Panthers fell 15-4 to the Lions in a game that will be good preparation for the inaugural season of SCAC Lacrosse.
MHC opened the contest strong scoring five unanswered goals in the first quarter. The Lions then out-scored BSC 6-1 in the second frame to take a 11-1 lead into the intermission.
The second half saw less scoring as MHC won the third stanza 3-2 before the teams tied in the final quarter 1-all to make the final tally, 15-4.
The Lions out shot BSC 35-26, edged the Panthers in ground balls, 35-32 and won the face-off battle, 15-8. Neither team could convert on extra man opportunities. MHC went 0-3 while BSC was 0-7.
#Matt Ivie# led BSC with two goals. #D.J. Ward# followed with a goal and an assist. #Cameron Overton# played 49:26 in goal for the Panthers and made eight saves. #Andrew Huffman# finished the game (10:34) in goal and made two saves.
The Panthers will return to Birmingham for their season home opener Tuesday, February 23 to host the Washington & Lee Generals. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.