Birmingham-Southern Uses Pair of Second-Half Goals to Pull Away from Oglethorpe, 3-0
The Oglethorpe women's soccer team hung tough for awhile against Birmingham-Southern Friday evening in Birmingham, Alabama, but the homestanding Panthers scored a pair of goals after halftime en route to a 3-0 win over the Stormy Petrels. With the loss, Oglethorpe fell to 1-9 on the season overall and 0-5 in SAA play.
The Petrels held Birmingham-Southern to eight shots in the first half while firing a couple of their own, and held the game scoreless until the 38th minute. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead at that point and that was where the score remained at halftime.
Birmingham-Southern pushed their advantage out in the second half, though. They doubled their lead in the 58th minute and put the game away in the 82nd. They also outshot the visitors 19-0 over the course of the second 45 minutes. Sophomore goalkeeper Tabitha Floyd was able to make six saves in the period, but the two goals were enough for the Panthers to come away with the 3-0 win.
Birmingham-Southern outshot Oglethorpe 27-2 over the course of the entire game, including 11-1 in shots on goal. The home side took five corner kicks to Oglethorpe's one, as well.
Floyd finished the game with eight saves in total. Freshman forward Kayla Trice and freshman midfielder McKenzie Simpson each fired a shot, with Simpson putting hers on target.
"We hung in there throughout the first half," said Oglethorpe head coach Wes Anania, "but there was just too much one-way traffic in the second. On the plus side, I thought Kayla played well at forward, despite limited chances. We'll regroup and look forward to Sunday against Millsaps."
The Petrels will next travel to Jackson, Mississippi, to take on Millsaps at 1 p.m. Eastern on Sunday afternoon. After that, they'll return home for their final home game of the year Wednesday night against Brenau at 7 p.m.