The Belmont Abbey men's soccer team scored three unanswered goals after surrendering an early Mount Olive marker, as freshman Clay Dimick scored the game winner with no time left in the first half to lift the Crusaders past Mount Olive 3-1 this evening at Amon Field. The Abbey, winners of two-straight, improve to 4-6-0 overall and 2-3-0 in Conference Carolinas, while the Trojans drop to 1-9-0 overall and 1-3-0 in Conference Carolinas.
Belmont Abbey has now scored five goals in the last two matches after being held scoreless in the previous four.
After Josh Woodburn put the Trojans ahead 1-0 in the 12th minute, the Abbey evened the match in the 32nd minute as David De Los Reyes lifted a ball to the far right corner of the box where Mark Wallace booted home the equalizer past Adam Lawrence for the goal.
The match appeared to be headed into the break tied at one, but Dimick beat the clock with no time left to send the Abbey into the changing room ahead 2-1. Declan McQuillan broke free down the right side and sent a cross to the left side, where Dimick lifted a shot that hit the net as the clock struck zero for his first career goal.
McQuillan added an insurance goal shortly into the second half, just seven minutes in, as he sailed a free kick past the Trojans wall and into the lower right corner of the net for his team-leading third marker of the year.
Mount Olive outshot the Abbey 9-7 but the Crusaders held a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. Lawrence and counterpart Kyle Searles both made two saves in the net.