BELMONT, N.C. - Kylie Eastman scored six goals and the Belmont Abbey Women's Lacrosse team opened its conference season with an 18-6 win over Lees-McRae this afternoon. With the win, The Abbey is now 2-3 on the season, and 1-0 in conference play. The Bobcats dipped to 0-2 and 0-1 against Conference Carolinas opponents.
How it Happened
- Eastman got the scoring started for The Abbey just 1:43 into the game. Marin Felsoci set up Jenna Niedzwiedzki for a score just two minutes later
- Angelina Perrone and Eastman scored just 14 seconds apart to put The Abbey in front 4-0 with 24:59 left in the half
- With 19:15 left in the half, Marin Felsoci scored the game's first free position goal, for an 8-0 Abbey lead. After that, Eastman scored two in a row for The Abbey
- On the defensive end, the Crusaders did not give up a Lees-McRae goal until the 6:09 mark. By halftime, Belmont Abbey held a 12-2 advantage
- 10 minutes into the second half, Sarah Ciampa scored her first career goal on a pass from Jenn Smith for a 15-3 Crusader lead. Smith went on to score a goal of her own with 12 minutes remaining, and Madison Eberhardt got a score at the 8:43 mark to cap off the contest and the d18-6 BAC win
- On the day, Eastman was the Crusaders' leader, with six goals and an assist. She also picked up a game-high five ground balls and caused a game-high three turnovers
- Niedzwiedzki scored four times. Alyssa Pearson won four draw controls
- Annie Brannon and Elizabeth O'Hagan split the time in goal, and each made five saves
Belmont Abbey will visit The University of Mount Olive on Wednesday, March 6. That contest will begin at 4 p.m.