Men's Soccer Nets 5 Goals in Raise the Red Match

Men's Soccer Nets 5 Goals in Raise the Red Match

BELMONT, N.C. – The Belmont Abbey men's soccer team recorded a season-high five goals to beat conference opponent Lees-McRae on their Raise the Red match at Alumni Field. Mark Trompeter and Clay Dimick each notched two goals apiece and Nando Morales recorded a tally as the Crusaders improved to 4-7-2 this season. The Abbey is 3-5 in conference play.

The Crusaders wasted no time getting on the board when, in the fourth minute, Mark Trompeter finished a rebound in front of the net for his fifth goal of the season to give the Crusaders the 1-0 lead. Clay Dimick knocked in his fifth goal of the season less than three minutes later on a pass from Geinner Duque. Mark Trompeter finished his sixth goal of the season, his second of the match, in the 20th minute with a brilliant run through the defense and around the keeper before tapping it in. The Abbey took that 3-0 lead into halftime.

Nando Morales kept the momentum rolling in the second frame netting his second goal of the season on a misplayed ball by the keeper. Morales was able to chp his goal over the keepers head to give the Abbey a 4-0 advantage.

Clay Dimick slotted his second goal of the match (sixth of the season) in the 75th minute when Grant Retamar's shot was saved but gathered by Retamar and played to Dimick.

The Crusaders outshot the Bobcats 21-5 throughout the match.

Lees-McRae keeper Tyler Pavelt made seven saves on the evening. The Bobcats' record moves to 3-10 on the season and 3-4 in conference.


The men's soccer team will play Mount Olive Saturday. That match will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Alumni Field.