BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Senior Christian Hernandez got the Panthers on the board first, but it was Sewanee who scored the next three goals to gain momentum and ultimately hold off BSC.
Birmingham-Southern started fast as Christian Hernandez scored his fifth goal of the season in the in the fourth minute of play. The goal came off a double assist from Alessandro Junior and Pirmin Blattmann. BSC kept the pressure on the Tigers as they recorded a couple more shots and were awarded a couple of corner kicks, but they could not dig out another goal.
The tides started to shift when the Tigers got their first goal in the game. After Leo Reyes made a save, a Sewanee forward came in before he was able to control the ball and headed it in to tie the game 1-1. The referees would get together to discuss the bizarre play, but they stuck with their original call, a goal. That was the turning point in the game.
Both teams kept battling while still tied but it was The University of the South that got the next goal. In the 38th minute the Tigers netted their second goal to take a 2-1 lead. Just before halftime they were able to grind out one more and take a commanding 3-1 over the Panthers.
BSC did not back down. After a back and forth start to the second half BSC got one step closer to tying the game as Trey Hines scored to bring the Panthers within one of the Tigers. Unfortunately that is as close as they would get, Sewanee scored in the 82nd minute to seal the game.
The Panthers fell to Sewanee 4-2.
Birmingham-Southern 5-5 Overall (1-1 SAA), Sewanee 5-5-1 Overall (1-2 SAA)
News and notes
> Michael Meehan recorded a season-high two saves.
> Christian Hernandez has recorded five goals or more in each of his four seasons as a Panther.
> Coleman Jennings has recorded at lease one point in eight of the 10 games.
Birmingham-Southern will play their final regular season home game at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 10. The Panthers host Centre College.