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March 17, 2014

Men's Lacrosse falls to Southwestern on the road, 7-5

GEORGETOWN, Texas—The Birmingham-Southern men's lacrosse team lost on the road Monday evening, falling to Southwestern University, 7-5, in Georgetown, Texas.

The Panthers fall to 3-4 with their second straight loss; the Pirates move to 5-2.

After Southwestern scored the first goal of the game, BSC closed out the first quarter with three straight goals, two of those from freshman Thomas Grove. Each team scored once in the second quarter for a 4-2 Panther lead at the half.

BSC opened the third quarter with a goal by freshman Matt Musser, pulling up 5-2, but it would be the Panthers' last goal of the game. The Pirates stormed back, cutting it to 5-4 at the end of the third and scoring three unanswered in the fourth for the two-point win.

Grove led BSC with two goals and seven face-off wins. Sophomore Derek Wass and freshman Robert Dozier led with five ground balls and two caused turnovers apiece. Junior Conor Perine played all 60 minutes in goal and made six saves.

The Panthers stay on the road to face Centenary College this Thursday at 4 p.m. in Shreveport, La.