November 7, 2010

Sewanee overpowers Panthers in conference finale, 5-1

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team lost to Sewanee, 5-1, Sunday afternoon at BSC Soccer Park. Sewanee moves to 12-6 overall and 6-4 in the SCAC, while the Panthers fall to 10-7 overall and 5-5 in the league.

The Tigers went up 2-0 with a goal from Fritsl Butler in the eighth minute and a goal from Bess Goodman, assisted by Faith Spencer, in the 20th minute. BSC got on the board in the 36th minute when junior Alicia Plotky scored with a header off an assist from junior Linda Amaya, and the Tigers took the 2-1 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Spencer scored in the 52nd minute to put the Tigers up 3-1, and again three minutes later, assisted by Tiki Slay, to push the lead to 4-1. Goodman wrapped up the scoring for Sewanee in the 89th minute, assisted by Spencer, to put the Tigers up 5-1 for the win.

Virginia Zakas played all 90 minutes in goal for Sewanee and recorded seven saves. while freshman Jordan Papas played the entire game for BSC and made three saves.

Junior Linda Amaya led BSC with four of its 15 shots, and Goodman led Sewanee with five of its 12 shots.

The Panthers are at home for the final time this season on Wednesday, taking on Covenant College at 7 p.m. at BSC Soccer Park.