BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team, playing on the road for the first time in nearly a month, lost to Sewanee this evening, 27-19. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak by the Panthers, who fall to 10-3. The Tigers move to 11-3 on the season with the win.
The Tigers led the Panthers 12-7 at the half. Eighteen of Sewanee's 27 goals were assisted and Meg Welton led the Tiger charge with a 100% shooting percentage for seven goals on seven shots. She also won 12 draw controls and caused four turnovers. Welton has 46 goals so far this year.
Senior Steffi Renninger also contributed four goals for Sewanee and had four assists. Amy Nusbaum and Theresa Monypeny split time in goal in the Sewanee win.
Freshman Stephanie Gore and sophomore Lyndsay Griffin led the Panthers with five goals apiece and sophomore Katie Bates took the loss in goal after recording six saves.
Both teams had 38 shots in the game and Sewanee had a .710 shooting percentage. Sewanee had 20 ground balls compared to 18 for the Panthers. BSC led in draw controls, 23-14.
BSC travels to Angola, Ind., for its last two games of the year, facing Trine University next Friday, April 23, at 6 p.m., and Fontbonne University in a neutral-site game at Trine, Saturday, April 24, at 2:30 p.m.