NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Newberry scored a pair of first-half goals and made the lead stand up in a 2-0 decision over Belmont Abbey in field hockey action Thursday night. The contest marked the final true road contest in the Crusaders' inaugural season.
The teams were evenly matched throughout most of the contest as Newberry held a 12-10 advantage in shots, while Belmont Abbey took two more penalty corners, 8-6. However, the Wolves just found the cage twice, while the Crusaders couldn't.
Newberry (6-10) used a deflection just 4:11 in the contest for a 1-0 lead and poked in a loose ball in front 20 minutes later for the difference.
Demetria Barrow took a team-high four shots with two being on goal, while Kayley Williams added two attempts. Four other Crusaders tallied a shot each. Anna Fleetwood was solid in goal, registering five saves.
Belmont Abbey (3-12) wraps up its inaugural season on Saturday when it faces Mercyhurst at the Queens Athletic Complex in Charlotte.