Men's Lacrosse Wins Fourth Straight Game

Men's Lacrosse Wins Fourth Straight Game

Belmont Abbey's Men's Lacrosse team earned a 15-9 victory this afternoon at Shorter University.  The Crusaders have now won four straight games, improving their season record to 6-1.  With the loss, Shorter dipped to 2-5.

Shorter led early on, scoring two goals in the game's first five minutes.  The Abbey responded as Connor Sellars put a ball in the net at the 6:06 mark and Jason Hollister scored in the closing minute of the quarter.  Belmont Abbey trailed 3-2 heading into the second quarter.

In the second, the Crusaders scored early and often as Liam Kircher and MJ Miller scored just 56 seconds apart to take a 4-3 lead with 9:52 left in the period.  Hollister scored his second goal of the day on a man-up opportunity to increase the Abbey lead to 5-3.  The Hawks tied the game up at the 4:56 mark, but Sellars scored a goal a minute later to give the Abbey the lead back.  Then Kircher found the back of the net with 22 seconds remaining and Belmont Abbey took a 7-5 lead into halftime.

Shorter scored three early goals in the third, but later in the quarter, Adam Wiedemann scored two goals in a span of 33 seconds to give the Abbey the lead back at 9-8.  Callum Tanner put a shot into the net with 3:21 remaining to up the Crusader lead to 10-8, which was the score at the end of the quarter.

Shorter scored a goal in the opening minute of the fourth.  From there it was all Abbey, who did not surrender another goal for the remainder of the game.  A Wiedemann goal put the Crusaders in front 11-9.  Then Kyle McGinley scored two goals in a 2:10 span.  Belmont Abbey also scored two goals in the last three minutes to close the game with a 15-9 win.

On the day, Wiedemann led the Crusaders' offensive attack with four goals on seven shots, while also handing out an assist.  Hollister, Kircher, McGinley, Sellars, and Tanner all contributed with two goals.  Devin Cruz led the defensive effort with four caused turnovers and five ground balls.  Billy Huss also recorded five ground balls, while David Salter picked up four.  Goalie Harley Whitham made 14 saves on the day.

The Crusaders will next make a visit to Emmanuel College next Saturday, March 19, at 2:00 PM.