BANNER ELK, N.C. - Defender Kate Laughlin took four shots for the Crusaders, but it was not enough, as The Abbey dropped a 2-1 decision to host Lees-McRae College in overtime this evening. Belmont Abbey now stands at 7-3-1 in 2017, with a Conference Carolinas record of 3-2-1. The Bobcats improved to 2-7-2 on the year, and 2-2-2 in conference play.
Belmont Abbey got on the board first in the 14th minute when a Lees-McRae pass deflected the ball into its own goal. The Abbey took five more shots in the period, before taking its 1-0 lead into halftime.
The Bobcats tied the game in the 58th minute. The Abbey continued to keep the pressure on, with multiple shots and corner opportunities. After 90 minutes, the match was tied at one, and the teams went into overtime.
In the fourth minute of the overtime period, the Bobcats scored a goal to get a 2-1 win.
Laughlin led the Crusader offense with four shots, three on goal. Alex Butorovich took three shots.
Belmont Abbey will be back in action on Wednesday, October 11, when it visits North Greenville University. That match will kickoff at 5 p.m.