BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men’s soccer team fell to Piedmont University by a score of 3-1 on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The Panthers outshot the Lions 30-13 but the Lions outshot the Panthers in shots on goal 11-9. 

The game started out very physical with the first foul coming in the 6th minute on Birmingham-Southern. Just four minutes after, Piedmont was given a penalty kick for an opportunity to score but did not capitalize on that. The Panthers goalkeeper Leo Reyes made a great save to keep the Lions from scoring. Less than a minute later, another foul was called on Birmingham-Southern. 
The first goal of the game came from Piedmont, the Lions finding the back of the net in the 43rd minute of play. Piedmont was able to capitalize on another goal with just 45 seconds left in the first half, scoring in the 45th minute. A yellow card for the Panthers came with just 20 seconds left in the half.

The second half started out just as physical with a foul coming in the first minute of play. Birmingham-Southern doubled their shots in the second half, working to make up on the Lions 2-0 lead. A yellow card for the Lions came in the 62nd minute of play, giving the Panthers an opportunity that was not seen through. Another yellow was given out, this time to the Panthers, in the 64th minute on Pranay Fadnis
Piedmont put their third goal into the net in the 73rd minute to boost their lead to 3-0. The second yellow card for Piedmont was in the 78th minute and the Panthers were able to push off that momentum to get their first goal in the 80th minute. Hoping to tighten up the lead, the Panthers had many more shots but were unable to produce, eventually falling 3-1. 

Birmingham-Southern 5-4 Overall (1-0 SAA), Piedmont 3-6 Overall (0-1-0 USA South)

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The Panthers will travel to Memphis, Tenn. on Saturday, Oct. 2 to take on Rhodes at 3:30 p.m.

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