October 5, 2008

Panthers tie DePauw after two overtimes, 2-2

Box Score

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -  The Birmingham-Southern Panthers tied the DePauw University Tigers this afternoon after neither team was able to break the 2-2 stalemate at the end of regulation.  The Panthers move to 4-4-2 on the season while the Tigers go to 3-5-2.

The Tigers got off to a very fast start, scoring thier first goal just 42 seconds into the match.  Serena Murphy found the back of the net off a rebounded ball from the Tiger keeper's arms, giving BSC the early lead.

DePauw answered with two back-to-back goals of their own before the end of the half to take the one-goal lead into halftime.  BSC battled back, though, and Emmy Hollis connected with Alicia Plotky in the 65th-minute to even out the match at two goals each.

The overtime periods saw both teams feverishly try to score, but with neither team with much left in the tank after the gruling pace of regulation.  Both teams only managed a combined five shots in all 20 minutes of extra time.

Ruth Hanks allowed both Tiger goals and had two saves on the day, Krooke Shipley went the complete game for DePauw with two goals allowed and nine saves to her credit.

The Panthers will return next weekend to host the Millsaps Majors for a men's/women's double-header on Saturday, October 11th.  The men start first, at 4:00 p.m., with the women's match to follow.