Belmont Abbey freshman midfielder Grant Retamar scored his first career goal just four minutes after Chowan struck for a 1-0 lead, but neither team scored again despite numerous chances as the Crusaders and the Hawks battled to a 1-1 draw this afternoon at Alumni Field. Chowan moves to 6-5-3, while the Abbey is now 1-9-3.
Both teams finished with 12 shots as the first half ended with no goals. Chowan nearly went ahead 1-0 in the tenth minute as a free kick from Jordan Radisavljevic hit the left post and trickled over the end line.
The Crusaders outshot the Hawks 5-1 in the first half.
The scoring came midway through the first half as Chowan struck first in the 62nd minute. Terell Williamson broke through the Crusaders defense and ran down a pass from Francisco Ferrus. Williamson drove right to the goal and his first shot was saved by Luke Whelan, but the carom came right back to him and he easily tapped in the goal.
Chowan's lead lasted just under four minutes, as Retamar netted his first career goal on a breakaway. After gaining possession just inside the Hawks end, Retamar was left one one on with goalkeeper Marco Lujan, and he beat him with a low shot to the center of the net to pull the Abbey level.
Neither team scored again in the match, but the Hawks had the best scoring chance in the second overtime as Jordan Young's shot from distance hit the crossbar.
Both teams finished with 12 shots. Belmont Abbey attempted four corner kicks to just two for Chowan. Lujan made four saves with Whelan stopping two.
Belmont Abbey returns to the pitch Saturday at 3:00 when welcoming Erskine.