Plotky breaks career points record in 6-1 win over Huntingdon

Plotky breaks career points record in 6-1 win over Huntingdon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—With a hat trick in tonight's 6-1 win against Huntingdon, Birmingham-Southern women's soccer senior Alicia Plotky became the program's all-time points leader with 100 as well as the only player in program history to reach 100 career points.

The Panthers now stand at 3-3-1 on the season, while the Hawks also fall to 3-3-1.

Plotky's goals came in the 11th, 21st, and 63rd minute of the match, and her first goal of the evening was also the game-winner. Other goal-scorers for the Panthers were senior Linda Amaya, senior Jillian Theibert, and sophomore Melissa Sweeney. Amaya also had an assist, while sophomores Bailey Kimbell and Amanda Babbin had two each.

Huntingdon's goal was scored by Katlyn Reynolds, assisted by Jaden Rountree.

Senior goalkeeper Amber Henandez started in goal and played the first half, and sophomore Richelle Byrd came in for the final 26 minutes. The game, which was delayed at the start by 15 minutes due to lightning, was cut short, also due to weather. Jenny Burnash played in goal for the Hawks and made six saves.

"I'm so proud for Alicia," Head Coach Benji Walton said. "To come here for three years and not be able to play for anything, no post-season, no championships, and to play with the level of professionalism that she's always brought, she deserves this honor. I'm ecstatic for her and all the hard work she's put in."

The Panthers are at home again next weekend to open SCAC action, taking on University of Dallas, Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m., and Austin College, Sunday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m.