BELMONT, N.C. - Kylie Eastman scored five goals and handed out three assists as the Belmont Abbey Women's Lacrosse team rolled past Tusculum University 17-6 this afternoon. With the win, The Abbey improves to 1-1 on the season. The Pioneers dipped to 0-3.
How it Happened
- It only took Marin Felsoci 46 seconds into the game to get the Crusaders on the board. Eastman didn't take long after, to make it an early 2-0 Abbey lead
- Later in the half, Jenna Niedzwiedzki scored back-to-back goals to put the Crusaders in front 7-1
- Madison Eberhardt capped off the period with a free position goal with 16 seconds left, and BAC led 12-1 at halftime
- Belmont Abbey outshot Tusculum 27-7 in the half
- Felsoci also scored the first Abbey goal of the second half with a tally three minutes into the period
- A few minutes later Katie Cavanaugh earned her first score of the day to increase the lead to 14-1
- The Pioneers scored five goals later in the half
- Eastman, however, got the Abbey offense back with a score at the 1:37 mark. Felsoci finished off the contest with her fourth goal, and The Abbey finished off the 17-6 victory
- On the day, Eastman was the Crusaders' leader offensively, with five goals and three assists
- Felsoci added four goals
- On the defensive side, Felsoci also caused three Tusculum turnovers, while Sarah Schadfer added two
- Goalies Annie Brannon and Elizabeth O'Hagan split the time in goal, and they each picked up four ground balls, tying for the team-high
- As a unit, Belmont Abbey outshot Tusculum 37-18. The Crusaders also won 16 draw controls, to the Pioneers' seven
Belmont Abbey will welcome Wingate University to Alumni Field on Wednesday, February 20 for a 3 p.m. contest.