Birmingham-Southern Outasts Shenandoah for Victory

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Birmingham-Southern split its production equally Saturday afternoon in a 10-7 non-league women's lacrosse victory over Shenandoah.

The Panthers (2-0) scored five goals in each half to down the Hornets (1-3) in the first-ever team competition played between the two schools.

The contest was played at Monarch Stadium on the campus of Methodist University; B-SC defeated Methodist Friday 20-6 and Shenandoah has a Sunday date with the Monarchs in a USA South Conference contest.

Birmingham-Southern, in its second year of NCAA lacrosse action, scored the opening two goals of the game and never trailed against SU.

Trailing 5-1 in the waning moments of the first half, Shenandoah got goals from juniors Jennie Ott and Sara Mucciaro in an 11-second span to make it 5-3 at the break.

Unfortunately for the Hornets, this would be as close as the squad would come to their opponents until a three-goal run late in the contest made it 9-7 B-SC with 3:27 to play.

Mucciaro had two of those three goals in that final run, but Stephanie Gore tallied unassisted 60 seconds after the second Mucciaro goal of the spurt to give the Panthers some needed breathing room.

Mucciaro led all players with four goals and Ott added two goals and an assist.

Goalkeeper Tori Beasley made a career-best 14 stops.

2010-03-06



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