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October 13, 2013

Women's Soccer shuts out Sewanee, 2-0

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team earned its first conference win of the season Sunday afternoon, defeating the Sewanee Tigers, 2-0, at Preston Goldfarb Field.

The shutout, the second complete game shutout for senior goalkeeper Richelle Byrd, moves BSC to 4-7 on the year and 1-2 in the Southern Athletic Association. The loss, the first in league play for Sewanee, takes their record to 9-2-1 and 1-2 in SAA play.

BSC's offense came out firing in the first half, putting four shots on goal before netting the only score of the half on an unassisted goal from senior Amanda Babbin in the 44th minute. The Panthers also played a clean half of soccer earning no fouls, compared to the three picked up by the visiting Tigers.

In the second half the Panthers kept the pressure on the Tiger defense, taking 13 more shots, seven of which were on-goal, with the final shot being the second Panther goal of the match. Senior Bailey Kimbell's unassisted score in the 84th minute, her third of the season, sealed the match.

Overall, the Panthers out-shot Sewanee 19-10, took more corner kicks, 11-5, and had fewer fouls, two against five for the Tigers.

BSC returns to action this Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., hosting Mississippi College at Goldfarb Field. It will be the last regular season home game for seniors Richelle Byrd, Bailey Kimbell, Jamie Sullivan, M'Kayl Lewis, Kelly Craft, Hillary Dreyfus, Katie Hutchins, and Amanda Babbin.