ATLANTA, Ga.—Led by freshman Ashley Shepherd's five goals, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season Friday evening, defeating Oglethorpe 11-8 in Atlanta.
The Panthers moved to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the Southern Athletic Association, while the Stormy Petrels fell to 1-9 overall and 0-5 in the SAA.
The teams traded goals over the first 20 minutes of the game, and OU led 3-2 with 10:32 remaining. BSC exploded for five straight goals to end the half, however, putting the Panthers up 7-3 at halftime.
The Petrels opened the second half with two goals, cutting it to 7-5, but BSC also responded with two goals to pull ahead 9-5. Each team scored twice after that, playing to a final score of 11-8.
BSC stays on the road this weekend to face Centre College on Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT.