Panthers roll past Agnes Scott, 23-3

Alexis Sweda
Alexis Sweda

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team recorded a big home win this evening in Panther Stadium, defeating Agnes Scott College 23-3 to break the program's single-game scoring record.

The Panthers move to 6-2, while the Scotties drop to 1-7.

The previous single-game record of 21 goals came against Millsaps on April 22, 2011. Junior Stephanie Gore also broke the single-game draw control record with 12 in today's game (the previous record was nine).

Senior Alexis Sweda scored BSC's first two goals in the first five minutes, setting the tone for the rest of the game as the Panthers led 15-0 at the half and 19-0 before Agnes Scott finally scored on a man-up free position shot at the 11:08 mark of the second half.

The Scotties scored again about three minutes later, and once more with four minutes remaining, but the Panthers scored three times in the final two minutes to go up 23-3.

Sweda led BSC with five goals, followed by junior Rebecca Klementz and sophomore Logan Harris with four each, and sophomore Madeline Golden and freshman Megan Johnson with three apiece. Gore led with three assists, as well as 12 draw controls and eight ground balls.

Senior Katie Bates started in goal and made two saves with no goals against. Freshman Kelsi Lindquist came in for the last 36 minutes and recorded seven saves.

The Panthers tied the single-game shots record with 51, out-shooting ASC 51-16. BSC also recorded more ground balls (40-23), was 12-of-16 on clears, and won 20 of the 28 draw controls.

BSC is at home again this Sunday, opening SCAC play in a 1 p.m. match against Centre College.