May 02, 2009
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Sophomore #Brit La Palm# and freshman #Lyndsay Griffin# led the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team with four goals apiece, Saturday, to help the Panthers to an 18-6 victory over the University of Dallas in BSC's final game of the season. The Panthers even their record at 6-6 with the win.
Freshman #Katie Gregory# scored first for BSC, but Dallas came back to score twice before a goal from freshman #Alexis Sweda# tied things up 2-2. Dallas scored again to go up 3-2, but the Panthers scored three - one apiece from La Palm, freshman #Katelyn Carroll#, and freshman #Chelsea Van Voorhis# - to take back the lead, 5-3.
Dallas cut it to 5-4, but the Panthers answered with five straight goals to close out the half: one from Griffin, one from Sweda, and three straight from La Palm, putting BSC up 10-4 at the half.
In the second half, BSC scored eight more times and held Dallas to only two goals for the eventual 18-6 victory.
Freshman goalkeeper #Katie Bates# made four saves for the Panthers. Van Voorhis and Griffin led with six shots apiece, and Griffin led with seven ground balls.
BSC led in shots, 29-15, and ground balls, 33-21, while committing only nine turnovers to Dallas' 23. Draw controls were even at 13 apiece.