Women's Lacrosse drops 13-12 heartbreaker to Huntingdon

Logan Harris (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Logan Harris (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

MONTGOMERY, Ala.--Three unanswered goals in the last 17 minutes of the game helped Huntingdon defeat the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team, 13-12, Saturday afternoon at Samford Stadium in Montgomery, Ala.

The Panthers fall to 4-7, while the Hawks move to 7-5.

Huntingdon opened the game with three straight goals, and led 5-1 by the 20:58 mark of the first half, with BSC's lone goal coming off a free position shot by junior Logan Harris.

The Panthers tied it up with four quick goals over the next three minutes, two from freshman Amanda Amerson, one from senior Rebecca Klementz, and another from Harris. The Hawks responded with three goals to go back up, 8-5, followed by two BSC goals to cut the lead back to 8-7. Huntingdon score twice again to take a 10-7 lead, followed by a Panther goal from junior Madeline Golden and two from Amerson in the final minute of the half to tie things back up 10-10 by halftime.

Klementz and Golden scored within 30 seconds of each other to open scoring in the second half and put the Panthers ahead for the first time, 12-10. The Hawks scored twice to tie things up by the 13:25 mark, and the game-winner came with 6:54 left to play, putting Huntingdon up 13-12. Neither team would find the net again, giving the Hawks the one-point victory.

Amerson led BSC with four goals, and Harris led with eight ground balls. Senior Stephanie Gore led with seven caused turnovers and five draw controls. Senior Rachael Bragg played all 60 minutes in goal, recording four saves.

The Panthers out-shot the Hawks 49-20 and turned the ball over only 13 times to Huntingdon's 28. BSC also led in ground balls 46-35.

BSC is on the road again next weekend, facing Southern Athletic Association rival Oglethorpe on Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. Eastern in Atlanta. The Panthers return home for the final game of the regular season on Saturday, April 13, hosting Sewanee at noon in Panther Stadium.