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March 9, 2014

Women's Lacrosse downs Oglethorpe at home, 18-8

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Led by sophomore Amanda Amerson with six goals, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team picked up a home conference win with an 18-8 victory over Oglethorpe, Sunday afternoon on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.

The Panthers even their record at 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Stormy Petrels fall to 0-8 overall and 0-3 in the SAA.

OU scored first less than a minute into the game and held the 1-0 lead until the 25:02 mark when senior Anna Barry scored to tie things up. Barry's goal sparked a 9-2 scoring run by BSC, and the Panthers pulled ahead 9-3 over the next 24 minutes, with four goals from senior Madeline Golden, three from Amerson, and one from sophomore Taylor Bates. The Petrels put a goal on the board with 15 seconds left in the half, and BSC led 9-4 at halftime.

Bates opened the second half with a quick goal, followed by two from the Petrels to cut it to 10-6 before the Panthers scored five straight to pull ahead 15-6 with 10:28 remaining. BSC out-scored OU 3-2 after that to clinch the 18-8 victory.

Amerson had six goals and an assist, while Bates had five goals and two assists and Golden recorded four goals and four assists. Freshman Hannah Hudson also had two goals and Barry had one with two assists. Golden also led with nine draw controls and seven ground balls, and senior Logan Harris had six caused turnovers.

Freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Dryer recorded four saves in 39 minutes, and freshman Mary Katherine Seabury came in for the final 21 minutes and made five saves.

OU keeper Paige Falkowski was impressive with 20 saves for the Petrels. Michelle Vasques led the Petrels with four goals.

The Panthers are at home again this Wednesday, wrapping up a six-game home streak with a 7:30 p.m. game against in-state rival Huntingdon.