ANGOLA, Ind. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s lacrosse team moved to 11-3 on the season Friday evening with a 14-11 road win against Trine University.
Sophomores Chelsea Van Voorhis and Alexis Sweda led BSC with four goals apiece, while sophomore goalkeeper Katie Bates posted 16 saves.
Trine scored the first goal of the game, but the Panthers answered with goals from sophomore Lyndsay Griffin and Sweda to go up 2-1. Trine scored four straight goals after that to re-take the lead, 5-2, at the 17:42 mark of the first half. Another goal from Sweda cut the lead to 5-3, but Trine scored again to go up 6-3. Van Voorhis then scored two goals in a row to cut it to 6-5, Trine scored another to go up 7-5, before the Panthers scored three straight: one from freshman Sarah Minick and two from Van Voorhis, to put BSC up 8-7 at the half.
Sweda scored another one for the Panthers to open the second half, but Trine cut it to 9-8 with a goal to follow hers. Sweda scored again, putting BSC up 10-8, but Trine tied things up with two straight goals. BSC kept up the offensive attack, scoring three straight (freshmen Stephanie Gore and Anna Barry and junior Judy Montalvo) to go back up 13-10 with six minutes left to play. Trine scored once more at the 2:35 mark, and Barry found the net again for the Panthers with 1:11 left in the game for the 14-11 Panther win.
Gore led BSC with six ground balls, and Minick led with five draw controls. Shots were fairly even at 36-33 in favor of BSC, as were ground balls (16-15 in favor of Trine). BSC led in draw controls 12-10.
The Panthers are in action again tomorrow, taking on Fontbonne University at 2:30 p.m. at Trine.