Turner's Late Goal Seals Season-Opening Win for Abbey

Turner's Late Goal Seals Season-Opening Win for Abbey

BELMONT, N.C. - Katherine Turner scored a goal in the closing seconds to give Belmont Abbey a 4-3 win over USC Aiken in today's season opener.  It is the Crusaders' third straight season-opening victory.

How it Happened

  • Freshman Goose Andrews got The Abbey on the board first, with a score in the 14th minute.  The game was tied 1-1 at halftime
  • Just six minutes into the contest Sydney Pluhacek tallied a goal, while Tatiana Daugherty put the Crusaders up 3-1 a few minutes later
  • The Pacers tied the game at three in the 65th minute
  • From the 11:22 mark on, Belmont Abbey had a player-up advantage
  • From there the teams went back and forth, until Turner scored with four seconds remaining to give the Crusaders the 4-3 win
  • Sydney Pluhacek was the leader on the defensive end
  • Belmont Abbey outshot USC Aiken 32-14 and took eight corner kicks, to the Pacers' zero

Up Next

Belmont Abbey will visit UNC Pembroke on Saturday, September 7 for a 7 p.m. match.