The Spring Hill College women's soccer team lost its fifth consecutive match with a 3-2 downturn to Shorter University in a conference game at Library Field on Saturday afternoon.
For the second straight day, the Badgers relinquished a goal in the first minute of play when Brandi Greenwald took an assist from Cintia Lamas and scored with just 25 seconds elapsed off the clock.
Spring Hill fell further behind the 6th minute when Aline Tamiosso took a pass from Lamas and scored to make it a 2-0 score in favor of the visitors from Rome, Ga.
The Badgers rallied and cut the deficit in half with a goal by senior Elaine Femmer in the 13th minute off a double assist by senior Katie Pendergast and freshman Madeline Galen.
Shorter (1-6, 1-1 SSAC) made it a 3-1 game in the 22nd minute when Tamiosso assisted Kelli Davis on a scoring play past SHC keeper freshman Abby Massengale of New Orleans, La.
The second half was a defensive stalemate for most of the period, but the Badgers punched in a goal in the 83rd minute off the foot of senior Amber O'Connor of Ham Lake, Minn., after taking a pass from freshman Erin Claxton of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Massengale faced 14 shots and made six saves in the loss while Taylor Hays collected four saves against 14 shots for the Hawks. SHC took three corners and Shorter was held to just two corner opportunities.
Spring Hill (3-6, 0-3) will travel to Cleveland, Ga., on Friday to face Truett-McConnell College (2-5-1, 0-2) in a conference match at 12 p.m.