Sperry hat trick helps BSC shut out Agnes Scott, 6-0

Jessie Sperry (photo by Keith Lucas)
Jessie Sperry (photo by Keith Lucas)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Sophomore Jessie Sperry scored three goals and recorded an assist to help propel the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team to a 6-0 shutout of Agnes Scott College, Sunday afternoon at BSC Soccer Park.

The Panthers move to 3-4 on the season, while the Scotties fall to 1-4.

Senior Amanda Babbin scored the first goal of the game, assisted by senior Kelly Craft, in what would turn out to be the game-winner less than three minutes in. Senior Bailey Kimbell scored her first goal of the year in the 13th minute, assisted by senior Jamie Sullivan, and freshman Nicole Newton scored to put the Panthers up 3-0 in the 39th minute off a Sperry assist. The Panthers quickly went up 4-0 almost immediately afterward with Sperry's first goal of the game, assisted by Newton, and BSC took the 4-0 lead into halftime.

Sperry scored twice in the second half, in the 58th and 59th minutes, the first unassisted and the second courtesy of an assist from sophomore Brittany Hand.

The Panthers led in shots, 31-4, 12-2 on-goal, led by Sperry with six, four of those on-goal. Senior goalkeeper Richelle Byrd started and played 22 minutes, followed by 41 minutes from sophomore Katie Williams and 23 minutes from freshman Ansley Tomlin. Williams and Tomlin each had one save.

BSC travels to face DePauw next Sunday, Sept. 29, in Greencastle, Ind., before returning home to open Southern Athletic Association play on Saturday, Oct. 5, hosting Rhodes at 4:30 p.m.