TIGERVILLE, S.C. - The Belmont Abbey men's lacrosse team got a 12-9 victory at North Greenville this afternoon. The win improves The Abbey's record to 8-4 on the year, with a 3-1 Conference Carolinas record. North Greenville dips to 6-7 overall and 2-3 against conference opponents.
Adam Wiedemann got Belmont Abbey off to a fast start. He assisted Callum Tanner on a goal just 2:09 into the game. Then he scored a goal of his own at the 11:36 mark. He scored again with 7:53 in the period to give The Abbey an early 3-1 lead. Sean Hanrahan and Liam Osborne each scored before the quarter expired and BAC led 5-2 heading into the second.
North Greenville was first to score in the second, but Wiedemann again had an answer, as he gave Belmont Abbey a goal at the 4:52 point. Just 21 seconds later, Jack Diebolt found the back of the net. A penalty by NGU at the 3:52 mark led to a Wiedemann man-up goal just nine seconds later, and BAC led 8-4 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Wiedemann again helped The Abbey respond to an early NGU score. He found the net with 4:20 to play in the quarter. Just two minutes later, Diebolt scored on a pass from Hanrahan, and Belmont Abbey took a commanding 10-6 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the fourth, NGU scored at the 9:13 mark, and Billy Huss set up Adam Wiedemann for a goal just 23 seconds later. Osborne would go on to tally a goal at the 2:36 mark to cap off the scoring, and The Abbey won the contest 12-9.
On the day, Wiedemann was offensive leader, with a season-high six goals and an assist. Diebolt and Osborne each scored twice. Kyle McGinley picked up a team-high three ground balls. The stubborn defensive unit only gave up 15 NGU shots for the whole game.
Head Coach Chris Barrett offered some comments on the game, stating: "We are happy to get the win today over a tough conference opponent on the road. We came out of the gates flying around and ultimately got the job done. We look forward to another conference opponent on Wednesday this week."
Up next for The Abbey will be Emmanuel (GA), who will come to Belmont on Wednesday, April 12 for a 3:30 p.m. matchup.