BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team downed Agnes Scott College 5-1 at home on Tuesday night, improving to 5-3-1 on the season.
Four different Panthers scored in the win with junior forward Sydney Barrow (Birmingham, Ala./Indian Springs HS) scoring her second brace of the season.
Barrow opened up the scoring in the 10th minute, beating the Scottie goalkeeper to a Rachael Motamed (Birmingham, Ala./Indian Springs HS) cross to the far post.
Barrow found the back of the net 10 minutes later in the 20th minute with help on a pass by Amber Thompson (Waxhaw, N.C./Cuthbertson HS). Her two goals on Tuesday night give her seven total in 2019.
BSC took the 2-0 lead into halftime but would expand the advantage in the final 45 minutes. Freshman forward Gabby Bernal (Odenville, Ala./John Carroll Catholic HS), the Panthers' co-goals leader alongside Barrow, scored the first goal of the second half in the 50th minute. Defender Amelia Dodds (Huntsville, Ala./Saint John Paull II Catholic HS) recorded the assist on the play.
Freshmen Brenna Avery (Lakeland, Fla./Tenoroc HS) and Halle Morton (Knoxville, Tenn./The King's Academy) scored BSC's final two goals of the evening. In the 76th minute, Avery headed home a goal off a corner kick by Morton to give the Panthers the 4-nil lead. A minute later, Morton found a goal of her own, beating the keeper for her second score of the season.
Agnes Scott ended BSC's clean sheet on a free kick goal from outside the box with one second left, finalizing the 5-1 score.
The Panthers outshot the Scotties 21-16 in the game with 11 shots on goal. BSC also had 14 corner kicks to Agnes Scott's two.
Junior goalkeeper Blakley Jones (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Holy Spirit Catholic HS) played 78 minutes and finished the match with five saves. Junior goalie Erin Huttula (Huntsville, Ala./Huntsville HS) finished out the match and made one save.
Birmingham-Southern now heads into Southern Athletic Association play and will travel to Hendrix for its opening conference match of the season. The Panthers and Warriors are slated for a noon start on Saturday, Sept. 28.
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