BELMONT, N.C. - Queens converted a penalty corner with no time remaining for the only goal of the game, handing Belmont Abbey a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat in the semifinal round of the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Field Hockey League Tournament Friday night. Hanna Nechay found poked in a shot from after a mad scramble in front of the cage.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The teams played a scoreless first half.
- While Belmont Abbey had an ample amount of time in the offensive zone, the Crusaders were not credited with an official shot until the final minute of the first half.
- Queens outshot the Crusaders 6-1 in the period.
- The Crusaders dominated play in the second half, holding an 11-3 advantage in shots.
- They also finished the contest up 7-5 in shots on goal and with a 5-3 advantage in penalty corners.
- Camrynn Aiello led The Abbey with five shots.
- Paige Hinds made three saves in goal.
- Belmont Abbey finished its third season of existence with a 6-10 record, compiling a 6-4 mark in the inaugural year of the South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Field Hockey League.
- The first-ever postseason tournament berth was a No. 2 seed after the Crusaders held the tiebreaker over No. 3 seed Queens.
- Senior Xanthe Rademeyer was named first-team all-conference, while Hinds and Sophia Fuege were honorable mention.
- Rademeyer and Nicole Wong were the team's two seniors.