Belmont Abbey freshman Clay Dimick scored his second career goal in the 71st minute to pull the Crusaders to within a goal, but Catawba countered with its third marker of the night to pull away and earn a 3-1 men's soccer victory this evening at Frock Field. Catawba improves to 7-3-1, while the Abbey drops to 4-8-0.
After surrendering two goals to the Indians, the first of which came in the 29th minute and the second in the 56th, Dimick pulled one back at the 70:20 mark as he beat goalkeeper Frankie Cardelle for his second career goal.
The Crusaders increased their pressure, but ultimately it was Catawba that netted the final goal of the match on an Adam Kurdi strike at the 83:29 mark to extend the Indians lead back to two goals.
Catawba outshot the Abbey 13-6 and held a 5-3 edge in corner kicks. Dominic Schneider, in his first career start in the Abbey goal, made five saves, while Cardelle made one.