BELMONT, N.C. -- Nicole Wong tallied her second goal of the season in the first half, but it was not enough as Limestone defeated Belmont Abbey 4-1 in field hockey action Thursday afternoon at Alumni Field. The game was originally scheduled for tomorrow but was moved up 24 hours due to impending weather.
Wong and Tyla Goodsell-Matthews led the Crusaders' attack, each taking two shots. The Abbey totalled eight in all, seven in the first half, compared to 15 for the Saints. Both of Wong's attempts were on goal with Allison McAuley and Kayley Williams also forcing saves.
Anna Fleetwood made seven saves in goal for Belmont Abbey (2-7) with six of those coming after intermission. All six of the Crusaders' penalty corners came in the first half, while Limestone had six of its nine in the second.
Limestone (7-4) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes with goals by Kate Norman and Marina Jozokos before Wong took a pass in front from McAuley. The Saints increased the lead to 3-1 with a goal by Cassidy Coates with 4:27 left in the opening period.
The Saints added to lead midway through the second period when Jozokos knocked in a rebound for her second of the contest.
Belmont Abbey returns to action next Saturday, Oct. 15 when it welcomes Centre College for a 10 a.m. start at Alumni Field.