Three second-half goals propel BSC past Millsaps, 3-0

Nicole Newton (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Nicole Newton (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

JACKSON, Miss.—Courtesy of three second-half goals, the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team opened Southern Athletic Association play Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Millsaps.

BSC moved to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in the SAA, while the Majors fell to 2-6-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The first half was scoreless, with the Panthers out-shooting Millsaps 11-2, including five shots on goal saved by goalkeeper Olivia Gattuso.
  • BSC's first goal came in the 53rd minute when the Majors accidentally scored on their own net for an own goal.
  • In the 61st minute, freshman Julia Giggie scored her first goal of her collegiate career, assisted by junior Nicole Newton, to put the Panthers up 2-0.
  • Newton wrapped up the scoring in the 82nd minute when she scored her fourth goal of the year, courtesy of an assist by senior Avery Newcomb.

NOTABLE

  • BSC out-shot Millsaps 16-5 overall, 10-4 on-goal, led by Newton with five shots.
  • Senior goalkeeper Katie Williams recorded four saves in 90 minutes of play.

UP NEXT

  • The Panthers return home next Saturday, Oct. 3, hosting Rhodes at 1 p.m. on Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Park.