October 25, 2013

Women's Soccer shuts out Oglethorpe, 5-0

ATLANTA, Ga.—In a commanding offensive performance, the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team shut out Oglethorpe, 5-0, Friday afternoon at Salamone Field in Atlanta.

The Panthers move to 6-8 overall and 3-2 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Stormy Petrels fall to 5-9-1 overall and 0-5 in the SAA. All six of BSC's wins this season have been shutouts.

BSC out-shot OU 18-0 in the first half, with two of those shots connecting for goals. The first was in the 18th minute when senior Jamie Sullivan scored her second goal of the season, courtesy of an assist from sophomore Avery Newcomb, and the second was in the 39th minute when sophomore Jessie Sperry scored her seventh goal of the year.

Freshman Ali Sadler scored her first collegiate goal in the 53rd minute, putting BSC up 3-0 off an assist from senior Hillary Dreyfus, and Sperry found the back of the net again in the 78th minute to extend the Panther lead to 4-0. Senior M'Kayl Lewis capped off the scoring in the 83rd minute with her second goal of the year, assisted by senior Bailey Kimbell for the 5-0 victory.

Overall the Panthers out-shot the Petrels 29-3, 16-1 on-goal, led by Dreyfus and senior Amanda Babbin with four shots apiece. Senior goalkeeper Richelle Byrd started and played 57 minutes to get the win; sophomore Katie Williams played the remaining 33 minutes and made one save.

The Panthers stay in Georgia for their next match, facing Berry College on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern in Rome, Ga.