MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Birmingham-Southern women’s soccer team dropped a heart breaker to the Rhodes Lynx in the quarterfinals of the SAA tournament. 

The Panthers struck first in the eighth minute after Hannah Daoust scored her first goal of the season to give BSC an early advantage. Rhodes had a lot of opportunities to tie up the game in the first half, but Ardis Haskell held strong and did not allow the Lynx to convert. 

The second half started with a goal from the Lynx to tie the game at 1-1. Shortly after the goal the Panthers responded with a goal of their own. Abby Rose Branham put the Panthers back up 2-1 with a goal of her own, assisted by Sophie Smith.

The Birmingham-Southern defense held strong for most of the game. In the 72nd minute Rhodes would figure them out. The Lynx tied it up with a goal. The teams would go back and forth until Rhodes broke the tie in the 88th minute. The Lynx scored their second unanswered goal to take a late lead, and that would prove to be the difference in the game. 

The Panthers season ended in heartbreaking fashion in the SAA Tournament. 

Birmingham-Southern 4-11-2 Overall (1-6-0 SAA), Rhodes 10-2-2 Overall (5-1-1 SAA)

News and notes
> Haskell’s 82 saves this season ranks 13th in single-season saves.

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This loss concludes the Panthers season.

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