March 19, 2014

Women's Lacrosse falls to Virginia Wesleyan, 8-5

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—Playing on the road for the first time in over a month, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team lost to Virginia Wesleyan, 8-5, Wednesday evening in a weather-shortened game at Foster Field in Virginia Beach, Va. The Panthers fall to 3-4, while the Marlins improve to 3-4.

The game ended with about 11 minutes remaining when officials deemed the field too dangerous to continue play due to heavy fog and mist. The contest was already being played a day later than originally planned due to bad weather and field conditions in Virginia Beach on Tuesday.

The teams traded two early goals to open the game before the Marlins rattled off five straight goals to pull up 6-1 by the 15:09 mark of the first half. The teams took turns scoring to close out the half with Virginia Wesleyan leading 8-3.

Senior Madeline Golden scored the only goals of the second half, cutting the Marlins' lead to 8-5 before the game ended early.

Golden led BSC with three goals, while sophomore Amanda Amerson led with eight ground balls. Freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Dryer recorded 11 saves for the Panthers.

BSC stays on the road to face North Carolina Wesleyan tomorrow at 3 p.m. ET in Rocky Mount, N.C.