Haas Scores Five Goals in 13-8 Abbey Win Over Trojans

Haas Scores Five Goals in 13-8 Abbey Win Over Trojans

BELMONT, N.C. - Noah Haas scored five goals, helping the #8-ranked Belmont Abbey men's lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory over Mount Olive, who was ranked #12.  The win puts The Abbey at 10-1 on the season, including a 3-0 Conference Carolinas record.  The Trojans now stand at 8-2 overall, with a 3-1 conference mark.

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders came out shooting right from the start.  Liam Osborne found the back of the net a minute and a half into the contest, then scored again at the 8:37 mark
  • Collin Grippo scored with two seconds remaining in the quarter, and The Abbey led 5-1 when the period ended
  • Jack Pigott wasted no time increasing the Crusader margin, finding the back of the net less than a minute into the second quarter
  • Haas scored twice in the quarter, and Belmont Abbey led 8-4 at halftime.  BAC won 10 of 14 faceoffs in the first half
  • Haas again tallied two goals in the third, one off a pass from Patrick Bagatta, and one from Pigott with 4:49 to play in the quarter
  • Zach Stephenson won the ensuing faceoff, and found Osborne for a score just 13 seconds after Haas's, for a 12-5 lead.  Mount Olive scored a goal in the closing minute, but Belmont Abbey held a strong 12-6 lead heading into the final quarter
  • The fourth was mainly a defensive battle.  The Crusader defense gave up a total of just six Trojan shots in the period, while also causing six turnovers
  • Sean Hanrahan scored the lone Abbey goal in the quarter, and the Crusaders wrapped up the 13-8 victory
  • On the day, Haas was the Crusaders' leader offensively, with five goals.  Osborne chipped in three
  • On the defensive side, Jack Diebolt caused two Mt. Olive turnovers and picked up a game-high six ground balls
  • Dylan Harmon won 13 of his 22 faceoffs.  Bryce Gifford earned 17 saves for the second game in a row

Up Next

Belmont Abbey will welcome Chowan University to Alumni Field next Saturday, April 6 for a 12 p.m. contest.  The team will celebrate its Senior Day.