BSC Women’s Lacrosse Eases Past Reinhardt, 23-10

Amanda Amerson (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Amanda Amerson (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – Amanda Amerson and Madeline Golden combined for 13 goals to lead Birmingham-Southern (2-2) to a 23-10 win over Reinhardt University (0-3) Monday at Panther Stadium.

Amerson led BSC with seven goals and had an assist while Golden scored six goals and had two assists.  Stephanie Gore, Taylor Bates and Rebecca Klementz added three goals apiece while Shana O'Brien scored one goal.

The Panthers scored five straight goals to stretch a 7-5 lead into a 12-5 lead. Bates and Klementz scored two goals apiece during the stretch as the Panthers held a 12-6 halftime lead.

BSC started the second half by scoring the first five goals to push the lead to 17-6 following a Gore goal with 24:35 left en route to the win.

Gore led the Panthers with 11 ground balls and caused six turnovers.  Bates, Golden and O'Brien collected four ground balls apiece and Alex Smith, Logan Harris and Amerson each had three ground balls.

Rachael Bragg made eight saves, four in each half, to earn the win in the crease for the Panthers.  Kaleigh Clark had nine saves, seven in the first half, for the Eagles.

Anna Paquin had four goals and Brooke Haley scored three goals to pace the Reinhardt offense. Nicki Caputo had two goals, two assist and seven ground balls.

Birmingham-Southern plays a neutral site contest against Marymount on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Sewanee, Tenn.