Panther women rally to defeat Huntingdon, 14-12

Amanda Amerson (photo by Cari Dean)
Amanda Amerson (photo by Cari Dean)

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—After falling behind 12-8, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team scored six straight goals to defeat Huntingdon, 14-12, Tuesday evening in Samford Stadium in Montgomery, Ala.

The Panthers moved to 2-7, while the Hawks fell to 1-13.

BSC led 2-1 early in the game, with goals from freshmen Natalie Daniel and Ashley Shepherd. Huntingdon took over the lead after that, though, exploding for seven straight goals to lead 8-2 by the 6:54 mark. A goal from sophomore Hannah Hudson cut it to 8-3, but the Hawks scored again before the Panthers were able to score twice in a 30-second span to cut it to 9-5. The teams traded goals before the end of the half, with the Hawks leading 10-6 at halftime.

Huntingdon opened the second half with a quick goal to pull ahead 11-6, and BSC responded twice cutting it to 11-8. One more Hawk goal at the 26:12 mark would be the final score for the home team, after which the Panthers used a 6-0 run to pull ahead for the win.

Junior Amanda Amerson led all players with five goals, including the game-winner. She and Daniel also led with six ground balls apiece, and Daniel led with six draw controls. Freshman goalkeeper Chloe Massoni played all 60 minutes and recorded nine saves.

The Panthers return home this weekend, hosting Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix at noon on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.