TIGERVILLE, S.C. - Sophomore Allyson Elliott scored two goals to help Belmont Abbey to a 2-1 double overtime victory this evening at North Greenville. With the win, The Abbey moves to 8-3-1 on the season and 4-2-1 in Conference Carolinas play. North Greenville is now 6-4-3 in 2017, with a 4-2-1 conference record.
The Abbey took each of the first nine shots of the contest. NGU scored on a penalty kick in the 36th minute. In the closing minutes of the half, Elliott put a shot in the net to tie the match at one, and that was the score going into halftime.
North Greenville took some shots early in the second, but the tough Abbey defense withstood the attack. Belmont Abbey took most of shots at the end of the period, but came short of scoring before the period ended, and the game went into overtime.
The offensive surge continued into the overtime period, when BAC outshot NGU 6-1, which also reflects the outstanding defense by BAC. The Abbey, however, was unable to score in the period, and the teams went into a second overtime.
In the second overtime, it only took Nicole Ferren 2:06 to set up Elliott for her second score of the game, giving The Abbey the 2-1 victory. The contest was the fourth time this season The Abbey has played an overtime game.
On the day, BAC outshot NGU 21-5. Morgan Patton took three shots. The Abbey defense limited NGU to five shots, and only three on goal. Sophomore Jocelyn Cintron made her first start of the season in goal.
Belmont Abbey will next welcome Erskine College on Saturday, October 14. The contest will begin at 1 p.m. and it will be the team's Senior Day.