The Belmont Abbey men's soccer team earned a 2-2 draw at Erskine this afternoon in a Conference Carolinas matchup. Belmont Abbey trailed 1-0 and held a 2-1 lead late before Erskine gained the equalizer. Neither team scored in the two ten minute extra time periods as both teams earn a point. Belmont Abbey is now 2-6-3 overall and 1-4-1 in Conference Carolinas, while the Fleet stand at 5-4-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the league.
Erskine drew first blood in the 13th minute and held its lead until shortly before the halftime whistle until Jordan Gardner redirected a Tarik Amon cross with his head from the center of the box for his second goal of the season.
Ten minutes into the second period, the Abbey seized the lead as he tucked the ball into the upper left corner from 18 yards out for his third marker of the year.
Belmont Abbey maintained its lead for 18 minutes until Erskine pulled level on a corner kick. Jonathan Clark recorded his first goal of the year as he headed home the Luke Boyce corner attempt to bring the match to a 2-2 stalemate.
Neither team scored in the two ten minute periods, ending the match as a 2-2 tie.
Erskine outshot Belmont Abbey 21-15 but the Crusaders held a 5-3 edge in corner kicks. Both goalkeepers made eight saves.
The Crusaders, which have played just two matches on the home pitch this season, will play four of its final five at Alumni Field, including the next three. The homestand begins Tuesday at 3:00 against North Greenville.