BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Led by freshman Sarah Minick with eight goals, the Birmingham-Southern women’s lacrosse team defeated Agnes Scott at home, Saturday, by the score of 19-4 to move to 10-2 on the season. The Panthers close out their home schedule at 6-0 on the season. The Scotties dropped to 4-9 with the loss.
Minick scored the first goal of the game in the fifth minute of play, assisted by sophomore Bryttany Uy, and the Panthers proceeded to go up 5-0 with goals from freshman Anna Barry, sophomore Lyndsay Griffin, and one more apiece from Minick and Barry. Agnes Scott scored its first goal of the game with 1:36 left in the half when Rebecca Rowe took the draw control and drove straight to the goal. BSC led 5-1 at the half.
The Panthers scored the first eight goals of the second half – three from Minick, two from Griffin, and one each from Barry, sophomore Alexis Sweda, and junior Judy Montalvo. Rowe then found the net again for ASC, driving again after winning the draw control, to bring the score to 13-2 in favor of BSC with 14:37 left to play.
Griffin scored again for the Panthers, followed by another Scotties goal, this time from Catherine Varner. Minick then scored twice more for BSC to put the Panthers up 16-3 before Agnes Scott scored its last goal of the game on another goal from Rowe at the 5:37 mark. The Panthers closed out the scoring with three more goals – one each from sophomore Chelsea Van Voorhis, Minick, and Barry – for the 19-4 victory.
Minick led with 13 shots, all of which were on-goal, followed by Griffin with 11 shots. Freshman Stephanie Gore led with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers, and Barry led with eight draw controls. Sophomore Katie Bates played the duration of the game in goal for the Panthers and recorded seven saves.
For Agnes Scott, Rowe led with six shots and five draw controls, followed by Alicia Logan with five. Clarissa Blake-Boggs led with four ground balls and two caused turnovers. Mia Jacintho played all 60 minutes in goal and made 13 saves.
BSC led Agnes Scott in shots (43-17), ground balls (23-15), and draw controls (16-9), while committing 15 turnovers, nine fewer than the Scotties.
The Panthers were originally scheduled to play against LaGrange College tomorrow, but the match has been canceled. BSC is on the road for its final three games of the season, beginning with a trip to take on Sewanee next Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m.