Panthers lose to Sewanee in SAA quarterfinals, 2-1

Panthers lose to Sewanee in SAA quarterfinals, 2-1

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Despite scoring a late-game goal to gain offensive momentum, the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team fell to Sewanee, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Southern Athletic Association Championship, Friday afternoon at Goldfarb Field at Berylson Park.

The Panthers fall to 7-10 in their final game of the year, while the Tigers move to 11-5-1 and advance to the semifinals tomorrow to face top-seeded Centre at noon.

The Tigers scored in the ninth minute of the first half and then again in the second half in the 61st minute. Sewanee held onto the 2-0 lead until the 89th minute when senior Bailey Kimbell found the back of the net for BSC to cut it to 2-1. The Panthers had one last chance to tie it up before time expired, but Sewanee goalkeeper Olivia Glascoe saved a shot by sophomore Jessie Sperry and Sewanee hung on to win 2-1.

The Panthers out-shot the Tigers 20-9, 6-4 on-goal, led by senior Amanda Babbin with five shots. Senior goalkeeper Richelle Byrd played all 90 minutes and made two saves.