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Women's Lacrosse downs Oglethorpe at home, 22-13

Women's Lacrosse downs Oglethorpe at home, 22-13

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by freshman Annie Scierka with six goals, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team defeated Oglethorpe, 22-13, Saturday afternoon on Battle Field at Krulak Stadium.

The Panthers moved to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in the Southern Athletic Association, and the Stormy Petrels fell to 3-8 overall and 0-3 in the SAA.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • BSC scored the first goal of the game within the first minute, a free position shot by junior Hannah Hudson, before OU responded with two straight goals to pull ahead for its only lead of the game.
  • The Panthers then used a 7-1 run to go up 8-3, but the Petrels came back to cut it to 9-7 by the end of the first half.
  • The BSC offense came out strong in the second half, using an 8-1 run to pull out to a 17-8 lead by the 13:13 mark.
  • Six minutes later the Panthers doubled OU's score at 20-10, but the Petrels responded with three straight before BSC finished the game with two more goals before time expired.

NOTABLE

  • Scierka led all players with six goals, followed by senior Amanda Amerson, sophomores Natalie Daniel and Ashley Shepherd, and freshman Katie Gleeson with three goals apiece.
  • Amerson and junior Hannah Hudson also had three assists each, and Gleeson recorded two.
  • Scierka and Amerson also led with four ground balls apiece, and Gleeson and senior Shana O'Brien led with six draw controls.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Chloe Massoni recorded seven saves in 57 minutes of play; the Panthers played the first three minutes with an empty net, in which time OU scored its first two goals of the game.

UP NEXT

  • The Panthers are at home again next Saturday, April 2, hosting Berry College at 1 p.m.