Women's Lacrosse falls to Rhodes, 18-4

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—The Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team fell on the road Saturday, losing to Rhodes 18-4 on Mason Field in Memphis, Tenn.

The Panthers dropped to 0-2 on the season and in Southern Athletic Association play, while Rhodes improved to 2-0 in both categories.

Rhodes seized control of the contest early, scoring six straight goals in the first 12:21 of play. An unassisted goal from junior Amanda Amerson, her first of a team-high two scores on the afternoon, broke the Rhodes run at the 13:46 mark. Rhodes closed out the half with four additional goals to claim a 10-1 lead at the half.

The Rhodes scoring continued with five more goals to open the second half before BSC once again found the back of the net when freshman Ashley Shepherd scored off an assist from Amerson with just over 12 minutes remaining in the match.

The rest of the second half was more even, although Rhodes still out-scored BSC 3-2 for a final of 18-4.

Amerson led BSC with five shots to go with her two goals, while junior Taylor Bates and Shepherd accounted for the other goals. Freshman Brianna Studer and sophomore Rachel Stokes paced the Panthers with two ground balls each. Freshman Natalie Daniel also had four draw controls.

Sophomore Caitlin Dryer saved five shots in goal for BSC in 60 minutes of work.

Maggie Rippeto scored a game-high five goals for the Lynx.

The Panthers return home to host Piedmont this Monday, Mar. 2, at 5 p.m. on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.