Panthers Settle for 1-1 Draw with Hawks

Panthers Settle for 1-1 Draw with Hawks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern women's soccer team drew with the Huntingdon Hawks at home on Saturday night, moving the Panthers to 4-0-1 on the season.

There was nothing to separate the two teams through 90 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime, ending the game in a 1-1 deadlock.

Freshman midfielder Amber Thompson (Waxhaw, N.C./Cuthbertson HS) scored the lone goal for the Panthers in the 16th minute, finding herself on the end of a pass from Emma Choate (Tifton, Ga./Tift County HS) and then, from about 35 yards about, smashing it beyond the outstretched hands of the Hawks goalkeeper into the back of the net.

The goal was the first of Thompson's collegiate career.

The Panthers would take the 1-0 lead into the halftime break.

Huntingdon's equalizer came in the 62nd minute after Elena Guy slipped a shot past BSC goalkeeper Blakley Jones (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Holy Spirit Catholic HS). Jones would finish the match with seven saves, tying a season high.

Following the Hawks goal, both squads had opportunities to score the potential game-winner, but neither side could find a way past the opposing defense for the remainder of the match.

BSC was outshot by Huntingdon 20 to 10 but the Panthers had more shots-on-goal, leading that category 8-2. Huntingdon held the corner kick advantage 9-5.

Birmingham-Southern's next match will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Piedmont. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET.



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