HICKORY, N.C. - Noah Haas scored seven goals as the #5-ranked Belmont Abbey Men's Lacrosse team won 21-15 at #12-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne University. With the win, The Abbey improves to 3-0 on the season. L-R dipped to 0-2.
How it Happened
- Collin Grippo got the Crusaders on the board first, with a score at the 10:46 mark of the first. Later in the period, Austin Hasen scored his fourth goal of the season to tie the game at three
- With a minute left in the period, Grippo found Sean Hanrahan for a score and a 5-4 Crusader lead
- In the second, Haas found the back of the net at the 10:57 mark, and again at the 5:27 mark to put The Abbey in front 8-5. Later in the quarter, Haas, Jack Pigott, and James Booth all scored goals in a span of two minutes to give BAC an 11-6 lead at halftime
- The Crusaders outshot the Bears 29-17 in the first half
- Lenoir-Rhyne scored two goals early in the third, but Booth and Haas responded quickly, getting the margin back to five at 13-8. The Crusader defense also stepped up after the early goals, giving up just one L-R score over the next 13 minutes
- A man-up goal by Haas capped The Abbey's third quarter, and BAC led 16-11 heading into the final period
- Hanrahan scored two goals in a 25-second span midway through the fourth, while Haas found Booth for another score and a 19-11 Abbey lead
- Aaron White finished off the Crusader scoring with a goal at the 1:07 mark, and Belmont Abbey wrapped up the 21-15 win
- On the day, Haas was the Crusaders' offensive leader with seven goals and an assist
- Booth and Hanrahan each scored three times and handed out three assists. Pigott also contributed three goals
- Dylan Harmon and Conor Larkin each picked up six ground balls for The Abbey, to tie for the team-high. Harmon won 13 of his 20 faceoffs
- Bryce Gifford made nine saves in goal
Belmont Abbey will kick off its conference season when it visits North Greenville University on Wednesday, February 20 for a 7 p.m. contest.