Second-half goal pushes DePauw past Panthers, 2-1

Amanda Babbin (photo by Keith Lucas)
Amanda Babbin (photo by Keith Lucas)

GREENCASTLE, Ind.—The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team dropped a road match today to DePauw University, losing 2-1 at Boswell Field in Greencastle, Ind.

The contest between former Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference foes moved the Tigers to 6-4, while the Panthers fall to 3-5.

DePauw opened the scoring in the eleventh minute of play for the early goal advantage. The Panthers would only wait five minutes to respond when senior Amanda Babbin put home her third goal of the season to even the match at 1-1. In the 50th minute DePauw scored their final goal to take the 2-1 lead that would end up being the final score and game-winner for the afternoon's match.

The Tigers edged the Panthers in shots 12-11, 8-6 on-goal, and had two more corner kicks than BSC, 6-4. BSC senior goalkeeper Richelle Byrd stopped six of the eight shots on goal that came her way. The .750 save percentage is her third-best performance on the young season. Senior Bailey Kimbell and sophomore Jessie Sperry each recorded three shots in the match.

The Panthers will return home next weekend for the Southern Athletic Association opener against Rhodes on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 4:30 p.m. at BSC Soccer Park.