BELMONT, N.C. - Attacker Kylie Eastman scored three goals in a game the Crusaders lost 19-9 to #4-ranked Florida Southern. The Abbey now stands at 11-4 this season, while the Mocs improved to 15-1.
Florida Southern scored the first three goals of the game, but Rebecca Luca got the Crusaders on the board at the 25:52 mark. Later in the period, Rebecca Stromberg scored two goals in a span of 1:14, one of which came on a man-up opportunity. Luca assisted Stromberg on both goals. With 5:19 left in the half, Luca set up Marin Felsoci for the final Abbey goal of the period, and Florida Southern took a 12-5 lead into halftime. Both teams recorded 11 ground balls in the half.
Felsoci scored the first Belmont Abbey goal of the second, making it a 15-6 Mocs advantage. With 11:22 in the game, Eastman capitalized on a free position opportunity. With 1:21 left in the contest, Eastman scored the final goal of the game, as the Mocs took the contest 19-9. The Crusader defense forced nine Moc turnovers in the second.
On the day, Eastman's three scores led the Crusaders' offensive efforts. Luca finished with two goals and four assists for a total of six points. The Crusaders won 11 draw controls.
Belmont Abbey will travel to Limestone College on Wednesday, April 19, for a 4 p.m. matchup.