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Women's Lacrosse drops home opener to Centre, 21-9

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After falling behind 15-6 in the first half, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse lost 21-9 to Centre College in its home opener, Saturday afternoon on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.

The Panthers drop to 1-1 overall with the same mark in the Southern Athletic Association; the Colonels move to 1-0 after their season opener today.

After only nine minutes of play Centre led 5-1, and the Colonels led by as much as 15-4 in the first half before BSC put two on the board in the last 45 seconds to take a 15-6 lead into the halftime break. The Panthers would only find the net three times in the second half, while Centre scored six more for a 21-9 final.

Sophomore Amanda Amerson led BSC with five goals, while seniors Anna Barry and Logan Harris led with four ground balls each. Sophomore Shana O'Brien led with four caused turnovers. Caitlin Dryer played all 60 minutes in goal for BSC and recorded seven saves.

For Centre, four different players scored four goals apiece, including Audrey Powers who also had a team-high four ground balls along with Meg Hawthorne. Hawthorne and Sarah Mastey led with six draw controls each.

The Colonels out-shot the Panthers 37-21, led in ground balls 24-17, and won 22 of the game's 31 draw controls. Turnovers were even at 19 for each team, but BSC struggled clearing the ball, going 12-23 while Centre was 13-15.

BSC is at home again this Wednesday, taking on LaGrange College at 5 p.m. on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.