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Plotky scores game-winner as BSC defeats No. 21 Auburn Montgomery, 2-1

Box Score

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—
Junior Alicia Plotky scored the game-winning goal off a free kick in the 73rd minute to help the Birmingham-Southern women’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory against No. 21 Auburn Montgomery, Saturday evening at BSC Soccer Park.

The Panthers move to 6-4, while the Lady Senators fall to 8-4.

BSC scored quickly to start the game as junior Jillian Theibert collected an assist from Plotky in the sixth minute to put the Panthers up 1-0.

AUM answered with the tying goal in the 10th minute as Amber Elam scored off an assist from Alexandra Tomasdottir.

The score remained tied until Plotky’s goal at the 72:03 mark, and the Panther defense kept AUM from scoring again for the remainder of the game.

Freshman goalkeeper Jordan Papas recorded five saves for BSC, while Margret Ingthorsdottir made two saves for the Lady Senators.

AUM out-shot BSC 17-12, led by Elam with five shots, while Plotky led BSC with three shots.

"I am extremely proud of the entire team's effort tonight," Head Coach Benji Walton said. "As a team we finally clicked the way we need to, and finished off a full 90-minute game against a very tough opponent. Hopefully this momentum will help us as we head into more tough conference games next weekend."

BSC continues Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play next weekend on the road, traveling to face Southwestern University, Friday, and No. 12 Trinity University, Sunday.