BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern (3-14-0) men's soccer team had a happy Halloween at the BSC Soccer Park tonight, defeating the visiting Sewanee (4-9-1) Tigers 4-0 in their second-to-last home game of the season. Daniel Jackson had a lot to be proud of, netting a hat trick for the match with his three goals.
The Panthers got things going early in the match. Jackson netted an unassisted goal in the third minute of play to start the game off with a bang, and he didn’t let up. He scored again in the 22nd-minute off an assist from Garner Shivers to put BSC up 2-0; and he put the exclamation point on the sentence with a penalty goal in the 89th-minute to finish the hat trick.
The other BSC goal came early in the 41st-minute from Garner Shivers with the assist going to Tyler Evans. The Panthers played with fire and intensity all night. The match was fast-paced and raucous from start to finish as the Tigers tried feverishly to get in the game. The Southern defense remained poised all night long. “I am really proud of our guys’ effort tonight. They played up to their potential for 90 minutes, and it showed on the scoreboard,” said Coach Goldfarb.The Panthers will return to BSC Soccer Park on Sunday for their final home match of the 2008 season as they host the Stormy Petrels of Oglethorpe University. Game time is set for noon.