LAKELAND, Fla. - Liam Osborne scored seven goals as the Belmont Abbey men's lacrosse team earned a 14-9 win at Florida Southern College this afternoon. The win puts The Abbey at 9-1 on the year, while the Moccasins now stand at 5-4.
How it Happened
- Osborne scored a goal with 5:52 in the first to tie the game at two, before James Booth put the Crusaders on top 3-2 at the 4:03 mark
- Osborne scored again in the closing minute of the period, and the game was knotted at four when the opening quarter ended
- The second quarter was all Abbey. Jack Pigott set up Osborne for a man-up goal, and later found Noah Haas for a goal and a 7-4 lead with :31 in the half. Osborne capped off the period with a score off a pass from Booth to give The Abbey a solid 8-4 lead at halftime The tough Crusader defense also forced Florida Southern to commit eight turnovers in the quarter
- In the third, it was Collin Grippo getting the Crusader scoring started. Later in the period, Bailey Williams and Haas each scored a man-up goal, and Belmont Abbey held an 11-6 advantage heading into the final period
- Osborne scored twice in the fourth to maintain The Abbey's big lead. Grippo found the back of the net in the final minute, and Belmont Abbey wrapped up the 14-9 victory
- Offensively, Osborne was the Crusader leader, finishing with seven goals and an assist
- On the defensive end, Bryce Gifford made 17 saves. Belmont Abbey also recorded 12 caused turnovers as a unit
Belmont Abbey will return to conference action on Saturday, March 30, when it hosts Mount Olive at 1 p.m.