MARYVILLE, Tenn. – A strong defensive effort helped the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team to a 1-0 shutout of Greensboro College, Sunday, at the Maryville College Tournament in Maryville, Tenn. BSC moves to 2-0 on the season with the win.
The Panthers' lone goal came early, when junior Emmy Hollis collected a touch from junior Alicia Plotky in the fifth minute of the game and found the back of the net. BSC held the Pride scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Freshman goalkeeper Richelle Byrd played all 90 minutes and collected her second straight shutout to begin her collegiate career. She made five saves in the game. Plotky and freshman Jamie Sullivan led BSC with five shots apiece.
"Today was another solid effort from the team," Head Coach Benji Walton said. "We saw a unique system from Greensboro today, but we played very smart and were able to adapt and walk away with a win. I especially want to give credit for today's win to our defenders, Amanda Babbin, M'Kayl Lewis, Lauren Metzger, and Jillian Theibert."
The Panthers are back on the pitch tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET to face the host Scots.