Women's Lacrosse Holds Off Birmingham-Southern, 14-13

Kristan Dziurzynski
Kristan Dziurzynski

By David Esbeck, BerryVikings.com Staff Writer

ROME, Ga. -- Kristan Dziurzynski scored seven goals and had one one assist as Berry College defeated Birrmingham-Southern, 14-13, on Saturday. The match was the first Southern Athletic Association game for both teams.

Berry improved to 2-0 and 1-0 in the SAA. BSC is now 1-1 and 0-1.

Rachel Aiken (3) and Blair Shupenko (2) also had multi-goal performances. Elizabeth Flatt and Claire Rosenberg each claimed a goal and an assist apiece.

Berry trailed, 10-6, at halftime. The Vikes gained momentum with four unanswered goals to tie the game. 

BC led by three points with less than two minutes left before allowing two Panther goals. Yet the Vikings won the game's last draw and ran out the clock in the last minute. 

"It was a good second-half performance defensively," said Head Coach Shaun Williamson. "I think if we clean up the mistakes we made in the first half, we'll be in good shape."

Berry's Taylor Martin made six saves, and earned her second win for the Vikings.

Birmingham-Southern's Madeline Golden scored four times to lead the Panther offense. Goalkeeper Rachel Bragg had 12 saves for BSC.

Berry hosts Ferrum College next Thursday at 2 p.m.