Abbey Takes Queens to Final Second in Conference Semifinal

Abbey Takes Queens to Final Second in Conference Semifinal

BELMONT, N.C. - Queens converted a penalty corner with no time remaining for the only goal of the game, handing Belmont Abbey a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat in the semifinal round of the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Field Hockey League Tournament Friday night. Hanna Nechay found poked in a shot from after a mad scramble in front of the cage.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The teams played a scoreless first half.
  • While Belmont Abbey had an ample amount of time in the offensive zone, the Crusaders were not credited with an official shot until the final minute of the first half.
  • Queens outshot the Crusaders 6-1 in the period.
  • The Crusaders dominated play in the second half, holding an 11-3 advantage in shots.
  • They also finished the contest up 7-5 in shots on goal and with a 5-3 advantage in penalty corners.
  • Camrynn Aiello led The Abbey with five shots.
  • Paige Hinds made three saves in goal.

SEASON RECAP

  • Belmont Abbey finished its third season of existence with a 6-10 record, compiling a 6-4 mark in the inaugural year of the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Field Hockey League.
  • The first-ever postseason tournament berth was a No. 2 seed after the Crusaders held the tiebreaker over No. 3 seed Queens.
  • Senior Xanthe Rademeyer was named first-team all-conference, while Hinds and Sophia Fuege were honorable mention.
  • Rademeyer and Nicole Wong were the team's two seniors.