Late AUM goal upends Panthers on the road, 2-1

photo by Jimmy Mitchell
photo by Jimmy Mitchell

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—After scoring in the first half, the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team gave up a pair of second-half goals, including one just before time expired, to fall to Auburn University in Montgomery (AUM), Friday afternoon on the road.

The Panthers fall to 6-2-1, breaking a five-game win streak, while the Warhawks moved to 4-4.

BSC's goal came early in the first half when junior Jessie Sperry scored in the 10th minute off an assist from freshman Ivy Painter. The Panthers held the 1-0 lead for the next 62 minutes before AUM scored in the 72nd minute to tie it up. It looked like the game would head to overtime as the clock wound down, but AUM's Stephanie Anes found the back of the BSC net with eight seconds remaining to put the Warhawks up 2-1 for the win.

AUM out-shot BSC 17-10, 9-4 on-goal. Junior goalkeeper Katie Williams made seven saves for the Panthers.

BSC returns home next weekend to open Southern Athletic Association play, hosting Millsaps on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. on Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Park.