Panthers down Sewanee on the road, 1-0

Melissa Sweeney (Photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Melissa Sweeney (Photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

SEWANEE, Tenn.—A goal from senior Melissa Sweeney in the first half was all the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team needed in a 1-0 win against Sewanee, Friday evening on the road.

The Panthers move to 5-4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Tigers fall to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in the league.

Sweeney scored in the 23rd minute off a corner kick from junior Kelly Craft. The goal would turn out to be the game-winner for BSC with neither team finding the net again for the duration of the game.

BSC out-shot Sewanee 22-9, 14-2 on-goal, led by junior Amanda Babbin and freshman Avery Newcomb with four shots apiece. Junior goalkeeper Richelle Byrd played all 90 minutes of the shutout, recording two saves.

The Panthers stay on the road to face Centre College this Sunday at 12 p.m. Eastern in Danville, Ky.