LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s soccer team put up their first goal on the west coast but were ultimately outscored. The Panthers played hard against Occidental College but lost the match 3-1 on Sunday, Sept. 12.
The Tigers came out fast with forward Jazz Henry scoring the first goal of the game in the sixth minute. BSC goalkeeper Jack Hunt got a lot of action in the rest of the first half with six saves coming after the Tigers first goal. Hunt had two back-to-back saves before Neython Streitz got one past him in the 44th minute. The Panthers recorded two shots on goal in the first half and would go into halftime trailing 2-0.
After the half, the Panthers came out ready to fight with their first goal of the game right away in the 47th minute of the game. Coleman Jennings recorded the goal with assists from Patrick Kelly and Christian Hernandez.
The second half saw the Panthers have more shots on goal, but nothing in the net after their scoring their first. The Tigers saw a goal in the 58th minute, but was not counted due to an offsides call. The Panthers were outshot by the Tigers 10-8 and the Tigers were able to get another shot in the net in the 67th minute. This put the Tigers up 3-1 to end the match.
Birmingham-Southern 2-2 Overall (0-0 SAA), Occidental 2-3 Overall (0-0 SCIAC)
The Panthers will be back home at Goldfarb Field on Friday, Sept. 17 to take on East Texas Baptist at 7:30 p.m.