Women's Soccer opens home slate with 4-0 win over LaGrange

M'Kayl Lewis (photo by Keith Lucas)
M'Kayl Lewis (photo by Keith Lucas)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team picked up its first win of the season Saturday evening in its first home game of the year, defeating LaGrange 4-0 at BSC Soccer Park.

The Panthers (1-2) netted both of their first-half goals within six minutes of each other to start the match's scoring. Senior Amanda Babbin put an unassisted goal past the LaGrange defense in the 24th minute for her first score of the season. Senior M'Kayl Lewis then scored her own unassisted goal in the 30th minute to give BSC a two-goal cushion heading into the half.

BSC struck quickly after halftime, scoring two minutes into the second half with an unassisted goal from senior Kelly Craft. The contest's scoring concluded with a final unassisted goal from sophomore Avery Newcomb.

The four Panther goals came from a season-high 35 shots, a stat that is even more impressive when paired with a defense that surrendered zero shots to LaGrange.

The Panthers will hit the road for two matches, traveling to face Piedmont, Sept. 14, and Covenant, Sept. 17, before returning to BSC Soccer Park for their next home game against visiting Emory on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.