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Women's Soccer notches 4-0 shutout against DePauw to open season

Sammy Manzo (photo by Keith Lucas)

GREENCASTLE, Ind.—Scoring four goals, including a penalty kick in the second half, the Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team opened the 2014 season with a 4-0 road shutout of DePauw University, Friday evening at Reavis Stadium in Greencastle, Ind.

BSC scored twice in each half of the game, beginning with a goal from junior Sammy Manzo in the 21st minute and followed five minutes later by a goal by freshman Hannah Snoddy. The Panthers took the 2-0 lead into the halftime break before junior Jessie Sperry connected on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. Freshman Kayla Auger found the back of the net in the 72nd minute to expand the lead to 4-0 and wrap up the scoring.

The Panthers dominated offensively, out-shooting the Tigers 16-4 (11-4 on-goal). Junior goalkeeper Katie Williams played all 90 minutes and recorded four saves.

BSC plays again tomorrow in Greencastle, facing Illinois Wesleyan at 4 p.m. Eastern. The Panthers will then return home next week to host the BSC Invitational, taking on Louisiana College on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 2:30 p.m., and Maryville College on Sunday, Sept. 7, at noon.