BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team used the strength of four first-half goals en route to a 4-1 win against Sewanee on Senior Night, Friday evening at BSC Soccer Park.
The win improved BSC to 10-4-1 overall and 6-1 in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC), while the Tigers fell to 5-10-2 and 3-4-1 in league play.
Prior to the game, BSC Head Coach Benji Walton and his staff honored senior players Linda Amaya (Hattiesburg, Miss.), Amber Hernandez (Louisville, Ky.), Emmy Hollis (Germantown, Tenn.), Sara Menton (Ocala, Fla.), Lauren Metzger (Mobile, Ala.), Alicia Ploky (Lawrenceville, Ga.), Jillian Theibert (Birmingham, Ala.) and manager Erica Ogle.
The Panthers grabbed a quick 2-0 lead in the first seven minutes to take a 4-0 lead at halftime. Amaya found the back of the net for the first goal in the middle of the box on a feed from sophomore Bailey Kimbell just 5:25 into the contest.
Plotky tallied a goal just over two minutes later on a breakaway started by Menton.
Sewanee cut the lead to 2-1 in the 21st minute when Kabler Calhoun scored on a cross from Faith Spencer.
A feed from sophomore Amanda Babbin to sophomore Jamie Sullivan inside the right side of the box pushed the BSC lead to 3-1 in the 39th minute, while Babbin would close the scoring on the nigth in the 44th minute on pass from Plotky.
Hernandez had two saves in goal for BSC, while Megan Poole led Sewanee with two saves in relief of starter Britt Williams.
BSC outshot Sewanee 14-8, which included a 6-3 advantage in shots on goal.
The Panthers return to action against SCAC foe Centre College on Sunday at 12 p.m. in the last regular season game of the year before hosting the SCAC Women's Soccer Championship next weekend, Nov. 4-6.