BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Despite rallying to cut the score to 12-10 late in the second half, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team fell to Rhodes, 14-11, Saturday afternoon on Battle Field at Krulak Stadium.
It was BSC's first loss of the year, dropping the Panthers to 2-1 and 1-1 in the Southern Athletic Association. The Lynx moved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the SAA.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After the teams traded goals to start the game, Rhodes used a 4-1 run to go up 5-2 by the 9:34 mark of the first half.
- BSC responded with three straight goals, two from freshman Katie Gleeson, to tie things up 5-5 with 3:25 left in the half.
- The Lynx scored once before the period was over and led 6-5 at the half.
- Rhodes came out in the second and scored three goals in the first eight minutes to pull up 9-5, and led 11-6 and then 12-7 at the 12:58 mark.
- Freshman Alyssa Gentyzel went on an offensive tear after that, scoring three straight goals for the Panthers in less than two minutes to cut it to 12-10 with 6:24 left in the game.
- Rhodes responded with two goals to expand the lead back to four with 4:21 on the clock; BSC was able to score once more on a Gleeson free position shot before time expired.
- Gentyzel led BSC with four goals and also had an assist and five draw controls.
- Gleeson scored three goals.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Chloe Massoni played all 60 minutes and recorded 11 saves, facing 25 shots.
- The Panthers will face Adrian College on Tuesday, March 1, in Sewanee, Tenn., and then return home to host Alma College on Thursday, March 3, at 5 p.m.