Women's Lacrosse rolls to 16-4 win against Millsaps

Chelsea Van Voorhis
Chelsea Van Voorhis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team won its third straight game Saturday, defeating Millsaps College, 16-4, in Panther Stadium. BSC moves to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in the SCAC; the Majors fall to 1-10 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

Millsaps' Haleigh Williams scored the first goal of the game only 11 seconds in on a quick drive to the net after winning the draw control, but the Panthers answered with 11 straight goals to end the half with an 11-1 lead. The Majors scored the first goal of the second half as well on a score from Claire Stamm at the 21:32 mark, but BSC scored five straight to increase the lead to 16-2. Millsaps was able to score twice more before the final horn for a score of 16-4.

Junior Chelsea Van Voorhis led the Panthers with six goals, while junior Lyndsay Griffin and sophomore Rebecca Klementz had three goals each, sophomore Stephanie Gore had two, and senior Ashley Johnson and junior Alexis Sweda had one each. Griffin led with two assists, and freshman Madeline Golden led with seven ground balls. Golden and Griffin also each had four draw controls.

Junior goalkeeper Katie Bates played all 60 minutes in goal and recorded six saves.

BSC out-shot Millsaps 39-14 and had more ground balls, 33-24. The Panthers won 16 of 24 draw controls, and were 12-of-15 on clears and 6-of-10 on free position shots.

The Panthers are on the road next weekend, traveling to face Centre College, Friday, April 8, and Fontbonne University, Saturday, April 9, both in Danville, Ky.