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March 22, 2014

Women's Lacrosse defeats Berry at home, 14-11

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Behind five goals apiece from senior Madline Golden and sophomore Amanda Amerson, the Birmingham-Southern women's lacrosse team won its second straight game wit a 14-11 victory against conference rival Berry College, Saturday afternoon on Battle Field at Panther Stadium.

BSC moves to 5-4 overall and 3-2 in the Southern Athletic Association; the Vikings fall to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the SAA.

The Panthers scored the first goal of the game less than three minutes in when Amerson collected a pass from sophomore Taylor Bates for her 34th goal of the season. After a Berry free position goal by Kelsey McAnnally at the 26:47 mark, BSC would out-score the Vikings 7-2 to close out the first half with an 8-3 lead.

Berry made things interesting to open the second half, coming out with a renewed offensive energy and using a 5-1 run to cut the lead to 9-8 by the 15:45 mark. The Panthers responded with two goals from Golden to go back up 11-8, but the Vikings scored three in a row to tie things up 11-11 with 9:03 to play. BSC would take control of the game after that, though, scoring three unanswered goals to pull up 14-11 for the victory.

Golden and Amerson led all players with five goals each, and Bates added two goals and three assists. Amerson led with seven ground balls and three caused turnovers, while Golden led with eight draw controls. Freshman goalkeeper Caitlin Dryer recorded nine saves in 60 minutes of play.

Berry goalkeeper Taylor Martin recorded 15 saves for the Vikings. Kristan Dziurzynski led with four goals and two assists.

The Panthers are at home again this Monday, March 24, hosting Buffalo State at 5 p.m.