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Women's Lacrosse defeats Alma at home, 11-5

Women's Lacrosse defeats Alma at home, 11-5

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by freshman Alyssa Gentyzel with four goals, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team defeated Alma College, 11-5, Thursday evening on Battle Field at Krulak Stadium.

The Panthers moved to 4-1, while the Scots fell to 1-2.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After a slow start with neither team scoring in the first 10 minutes, BSC scored five straight goals in a 10-minute span, including two by sophomore Ashley Shepherd.
  • The teams traded goals to close out the half with the Panthers leading 8-3.
  • BSC opened the second half with two goals to pull up 10-3 for the largest lead of the game at the 19:35 mark.
  • Alma would score twice more, with the Panthers scoring once in between, to finish out the game.

NOTABLE

  • Alma is coached by BSC women's lacrosse alum Ashley Johnson, who was part of the Panthers' first four-year class, graduating in 2011.
  • Gentyzel and Alma's Ashton Street led the way with four goals apiece.
  • Shepherd recorded three goals and freshman Katie Gleeson added two.
  • Senior Shana O'Brien and sophomore Natalie Daniel led with four ground balls each, and Gleeson led with six draw controls.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Chloe Massoni recorded nine saves and faced 14 shots in 60 minutes of play.

UP NEXT

  • BSC travels to Conway, Ark., this Saturday, March 5, to face conference rival Hendrix at 11 a.m. CST.