March 10, 2014

Men's Lacrosse Scores 11 Goals In Second Period To Pull Away And Defeat Alderson-Broaddus, 18-7

Belmont Abbey freshman Trevor Wylie scored eight goals-four coming as part of the Abbey's 11 goal second period-as the Crusaders men's lacrosse team earned their second straight victory with an 18-7 defeat of visiting Alderson-Broaddus this afternoon. Belmont Abbey improves to 3-4, while Alderson-Broaddus falls to 0-6.

The Crusaders led just 2-1 after the first period, but the game effectively ended in the second quarter as the Abbey put 11 on the board, four from Wylie. Belmont Abbey scored 11 goals on 19 shots as seven different players netted winners. The big period gave the Crusaders a 13-4 lead at the break.

Belmont Abbey scored the first three goals of the third period to move ahead 16-4. Joe Ravenell broke the string, but Wylie followed that with his sixth marker of the game. He added another five minutes later after an Alderson-Broaddus goal.

Only two goals were scored in the final period, as Wylie scored his eighth goal of the game off of a feed from Scotty Steele.

Alderson-Broaddus closed the scoring with a goal at the 1:15 mark.

Wylie scored eight goals on 14 shots, while Connor Sellars and Riley Quinlan both netted a pair. Steele assisted on three goals, while Joey McGinley, Sellars and Quinlan totaling two each.

The Crusaders dominated the statistics, as they Abbey outshot its opponent 52-21 and scooping up 46 ground balls to just 29 for Alderson-Broaddus. The Abbey won 20 of 29 face-offs as Jamie Wolf won 19-27 and scooped up a game-high 12 ground balls.

Defensively, Devin Cruz caused five turnovers and Jon Wolcott added three. Sellars and Kevin Costa both had two.

Brett Lawless made just one save in 30 minutes of action, which came on Alderson-Broaddus's first shot of the game. Ryan McMahon made one save as he worked the third period. Alex Rodriguez and Thomas Dean split time in the fourth quarter. Rodriguez made three saves and Dean faced one shot, with no save.

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