Women’s Soccer: Panthers cruise to fifth consecutive victory with 4-0 win over Mary Baldwin

Photo by Jacob Krzysiak
Photo by Jacob Krzysiak

Sophomores Dynasty Burchett and Zoe Watts scored two goals apiece for the LaGrange College women's soccer team during a 4-0 win over Mary Baldwin University on Saturday afternoon at Panther Field.

The Panthers (6-3) have won five straight games with four being shutouts. During that stretch, LaGrange has outscored its opponents, 16-2. The Fighting Squirrels dropped to 3-5 overall and 0-1 in the USA South Conference.


  • Panthers sophomore goalkeeper Emma Smith made a big-time save 12 minutes into the game, turning aside a shot by Julissa Gamboa, which was headed for the top-right corner of the goal.
  • Burchett put the Panthers on the board during the 15th minute, burying a shot from the right side of the box during a rush down field. The sophomore standout struck again 1:03 later, finishing off a through ball from sophomore midfielder Sydney Dailey. The shot had enough velocity to find the back of the net even after Squirrels goalkeeper Anyka Wilkin got a hand on the attempt.
  • In the 27th minute, Watts gave LaGrange a three-goal cushion, looping a shot over the goalkeeper's head.
  • LaGrange was back on the attack in the 28th minute, as senior midfielder Maura Webb placed a through ball to Dailey in stride, but her shot was denied.
  • Watts ended the scoring in the 55th minute, picking the top-right corner of the net. Watts nearly earned a hat trick 1:16 after the tally off a feed by Dailey, but her attempt went just wide right.


Panthers Head Coach Fred Wagenaar: "The backline played very well on Saturday, holding Mary Baldwin's offense to a minimal amount of scoring opportunities. Our biggest positive was the overall team possession, especially by the midfielders. We received some great shooting by Dynasty Burchett and Zoe Watts."


  • The Panthers have posted six wins in their first nine games, which is the most the program has totaled in a single season since 2014. LaGrange still has 10 regular-season games remaining.  
  • Smith (4-3) earned the win in net with four saves, while Panthers sophomore goalkeeper Natalie Tyler slammed the door shut with one stop over the final 11:03.
  • Dailey leads the USA South in assists (6) and ranks second in points (14), while Watts sits in a tie for second in the conference and leads the Panthers with five goals. Burchett recorded the second multi-goal game of her career.
  • The Panthers led the shots category, 25-8, and held a commanding 13-5 lead in shots on goal. Watts, Dailey and Burchett each tallied six shots, combining for a total of nine shots on target.


  • The Panthers will look to stay in the win column with a 4 p.m. matchup against Mississippi University for Women on Tuesday at Panther Field.