Men's Lacrosse Goes Down to the Wire on Mountain Island Lacrosse Day

Men's Lacrosse Goes Down to the Wire on Mountain Island Lacrosse Day

BELMONT, N.C. - The Belmont Abbey men's lacrosse team led by three after three quarters, but a strong fourth gave Lynn a 10-9 win this afternoon.  The Abbey dipped to 5-3 on the year.  The Fighting Knights are now 7-1.  It was Mountain Island Lacrosse Day for The Abbey.  Mountain Island is a youth program that offers children the chance to play lacrosse.

Lynn took a 2-0 lead early, but a goal by Callum Tanner and a man-up goal by Adam Wiedemann tied the game at two heading into the second quarter.  The second was all Abbey.  Hunter Duford scored his first goal of the season just 1:07 into the period.  Halfway through the quarter Jason Hollister put The Abbey in front 4-2.  Then Kyle McGinley made it a 5-2 lead going into halftime.  Defensively, the Crusaders forced Lynn to shoot 0-8 in the quarter.

Two Lynn goals early in the third made it a 5-4 Abbey lead.  With 9:09 in the period, Sean Hanrahan set Tanner up for a score and a 6-4 edge.  The Crusaders ended the quarter very strong, as McGinley tallued a man-up goal at the 1:35 mark and Liam Osborne scored on a pass from Tanner to give Belmont Abbey a 9-6 lead heading into the final quarter.

The Fighting Knights scored a man-up goal early in the fourth quarter, and scored three more goals in the period to take the 10-9 win.

On the day, Tanner the offensive efforts with two goals and an assist.  Wiedemann scored a goal and handed out two assists.  Dylan Harmon took a career-high 17 faceoffs.  He won seven.  Harley Whitham made 12 saves in goal.

Belmont Abbey will travel to Chowan University on Saturday, March 24, for a 3 p.m. contest.