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March 31, 2012

Panthers overcome by Colorado College, 18-5

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Despite a close first half, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team lost to league-leading Colorado College, 18-5, Saturday afternoon.

BSC falls to 6-4 overall and 0-2 in the SCAC, while the Tigers move to 8-2 overall and 4-0 in the league.

The teams traded goals three times to open the game, playing to a 3-3 tie at the 3:25 mark of the first half. The Tigers scored twice down the stretch, however, to take a 5-3 lead at halftime.

Colorado College also scored the first two goals of the second half to go up 7-3 before the Panthers scored again at the 26:49 mark, but the Tigers put the game out of reach after that, going on an 11-goal run to go up 18-4. BSC scored once more before time expired.

Senior Chelsea Van Voorhis led with three of BSC's five goals, while senior Alexis Sweda and sophomore Madeline Golden scored the other two. Junior Stephanie Gore led with six ground balls and two caused turnovers, and senior goalkeeper Katie Bates made 13 saves.

The Tigers out-shot the Panthers 39-12 and won 17 of the 25 draw controls. BSC also committed 30 turnovers, 11 more than CC.

The Panthers are on the road again next Saturday, April 7, facing Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., at noon.