Belmont Abbey senior Declan McQuillan scored in the 12th minute and freshman Grant Retamar added his second career goal in the 50th minute as the Crusaders men's soccer team won for the second-straight match with a 2-0 road victory at North Greenville this evening. Belmont Abbey moves to 3-9-3 overall and 2-5-2 in Conference Carolinas, while North Greenville drops to 2-12-0 overall and 0-9-0 in the league.
Goalkeeper Luke Whelan records his third shutout of the year as he made two saves. Belmont Abbey outshot North Greenville 14-2 and attempted all nine corner kicks in the match as the Crusaders earned a key conference win.
McQuillan gave the Crusaders a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute with an unassisted tally, which was the only goal of the half. Belmont Abbey recorded nine shots in the opening 45 minutes. North Greenville totaled one.
Retamar bagged his second career goal in the 50th minute which doubled the Abbey's lead.
That would be all of the scoring as Belmont Abbey won for the third time, the second by shutout.
Belmont Abbey will return to the pitch Saturday at 3:00 as it will host Limestone in the final home match of the season.