MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Playing two games in less than 16 hours proved too much for the shorthanded Belmont Abbey field hockey team on Saturday, resulting in a 7-0 defeat to Rhodes. Paige Hinds made a career-high nine saves for the Crusaders.
After defeating Hendrix 3-2 in double-overtime Friday night, The Abbey traveled almost three hours for an 11 a.m. start against the Lynx. The Crusaders hung tough in the early going, falling behind 1-0 in the first five minutes, but allowing just one other goal before intermission. However, the effort took its toll on the Crusaders who surrendered five goals in the second.
Belmont Abbey begins a four-game homestand on Thursday against Lindenwood. The ECAC matchup will be played at Davidson.