Six Golden goals help propel BSC past LaGrange, 19-10

Madeline Golden (photo by Cari Dean)
Madeline Golden (photo by Cari Dean)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—With six goals from senior Madeline Golden, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team defeated LaGrange 19-10 Wednesday evening on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.

BSC moves to 2-1, while LaGrange falls to 1-3.

Golden scored the opening goal of the game on a quick drive to the goal only 27 seconds into the contest, off an assist from sophomore Amanda Amerson. BSC won the ensuing draw control and scored another quick one, this time by sophomore Taylor Bates at the 29:00 mark. Golden and Bates would trade goals again over the next two minutes to put BSC up 4-0, and Golden scored yet again at the 20:30 mark to put her Panthers up 5-0 before LaGrange found the net less than a minute later for its first score of the game.

After Golden's four goal to put BSC up 6-1, LaGrange scored three straight times to cut it to 6-4 by the 10:24 mark, but BSC out-scored LaGrange 6-2 after that point—including three straight Amerson scores between the 7:43 and 6:01 marks—to hold a 12-6 lead at the half.

BSC opened the second half with two straight goals, including one from junior Caroline Rowan for her second career goal, to lead 14-7 with 25:28 left to play. Overall BSC out-scored LaGrange 7-4 in the second half, with two of LaGrange's goals coming in the last 1:40, for a final score of 19-10.

Golden led BSC with six goals as well as six ground balls and five caused turnovers. Amerson had four goals and led the team with six draw controls. Freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Dryer played all but the last 1:40 of the game and recorded seven saves; freshman Mary Katherine Seabury saw action at the end of the game and made one save.

LaGrange's Kelsey Griffin led all players with seven goals, and picked up a team-high six ground balls. Kallie Brock played all 60 minutes in the net and recorded 10 saves.

The Panthers are at home again this Saturday, hosting Rhodes College at 1 p.m.