PANTHERS FALL IN WEST COAST ROAD TRIP OPENER

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Birmingham-Southern explosive offense was unable to muster any goals in their opening game on the west coast. The Panthers battled with Cal Lutheran but fell 4-0 on Friday, Sept. 10. 

The game got aggressive early with three yellow cards being handed out in the first 20 minutes of play. After the third yellow card was given out the Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran got on the board first. CLU forward, Jackson Endsley, booted a shot with his right foot beating Jack Hunt for the first goal of the game. The Kingsmen struck again in the 37th minute giving them a 2-0 lead. This time Cal Lutheran crossed the ball into the box where it found a CLU player who hit a cross body shot to beat Hunt. 

Seven minutes later CLU netted their third goal of the half and giving them a 3-0 lead as the teams headed to halftime. 

The second half saw the Panthers play better and gain some momentum throughout the half. Although they could not net a goal they out shot the Kingsmen 5-4. Unfortunately the Cal Lutheran found the back of the net one more time before the night was over and took the game 4-0.

Records
Birmingham-Southern 2-1 Overall (0-0 SAA), Cal Lutheran 3-0 Overall (0-0 SCIAC)

News and notes
> This is the second all-time meeting between the two schools, each have won one contest.
> This is the first time the Panthers have been shutout since Oct. 20, 2019.

Up next
The Panthers will have an off day before continuing their road trip against Occidental College on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m.

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