MEMPHIS, Tenn.—After falling behind 3-0, the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team was unable to overcome the deficit and dropped a Southern Athletic Association game to Rhodes, 4-2, Saturday afternoon in Memphis, Tenn.
BSC falls to 7-3-1 overall and 1-1 in the SAA, while Rhodes moves to 6-3-2 overall and 1-0-1 in league play.
The Lynx scored one of their four goals in the 22nd minute, and held the 1-0 lead before scoring two quick goals early in the second half to go up 3-0 by the 48th minute.
Junior Avery Newcomb got BSC on the board in the 58th minute, assisted by Sammy Manso, but Rhodes responded with another goal two minutes later to go up 4-1. The Panthers were able to score once more when junior Jessie Sperry recorded her 12th goal of the season in the 64th minute. BSC had a few chances down the stretch to score, but Rhodes keeper Chandler Kuhlman made two saves to help preserve her team's lead.
The Lynx out-shot the Panthers 22-8 overall and 9-5 on-goal. Rhodes also took 12 corner kicks to BSC's four. Junior Katie Williams started in goal for BSC and played nearly 63 minutes, making two saves, before sophomore Ansley Tomlin came in for the final 27 minutes and made three saves.
The Panthers are at home this week, taking a break from conference play for a make-up game against No. 5 Emory, Monday at 7 p.m. on Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Park. BSC then hosts Oglethorpe, Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Berry, Sunday at 2:30 p.m.