March 20, 2014

Women's Lacrosse rebounds with 21-9 victory over N.C. Wesleyan

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.—Senior Madeline Golden and sophomore Amanda Amerson combined for 13 goals to help the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team defeat North Carolina Wesleyan, 21-9 Thursday afternoon at Scalf Field in Rocky Mount, N.C.

The Panthers move to 4-4, while the Battling Bishops fall to 1-7.

Amerson opened the scoring with two goals in the first four minutes, followed by two NCWC goals to tie it up 2-2 by the 22:26 mark. Amerson scored again followed by two from sophomore Taylor Bates, and the Panthers pulled ahead 10-5 by the end of the half.

Golden opened the second half with two goals, followed by three from the Bishops all in the same minute to cut it to 12-8 with 22:11 remaining. BSC followed that with an offensive explosion, scoring nine straight goals to go up 21-8. NCWC scored once more before the end of regulation.

Golden had seven goals while Amerson had six. Senior Anna Barry and Bates scored three each, and senior Logan Harris and freshman Hannah Hudson scored one apiece. Barry and Golden also had two assists each, and Barry led with five draw controls. Sophomore Shana O'Brien led the defense with eight ground balls, and Amerson had seven.

Freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Dryer started and played 46 minutes, recording nine saves. Freshman Mary Katherine Seabury played the final 14 minutes and made two saves.

BSC returns home for its next four games, beginning with a match against Southern Athletic Association foe Berry College this Saturday at noon on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.