BELMONT, N.C. – The Belmont Abbey men's soccer team scored three goals earn their first Conference Carolinas win Saturday. Gianni Serio assisted on all three goals for The Crusaders (1-2, 1-0 CC), who trailed Barton (2-1, 0-1 CC) 1-0 for seven minutes.
- Barton opened the scoring in the 18th minute on a goal from Ruben Mancio.
- The Crusaders responded in the 25th minute off a free kick from Serio that was headed in by Sander Herlofsen.
- Enter the half tied at one, The Abbey held the advantage in shots 10-7.
- Albin Baathe headed in another Serio cross to give the Crusaders the 2-1 lead.
- Belmont Abbey added some insurance in the 90th minute when Adam Lindskog headed in Serio's pass.
- The Crusaders did not give up a shot to the Bulldogs in the second half.
- Ben Knust finished the game with two saves.
The Crusaders will travel to Francis Marion Wednesday, September 18 for a match at 7:00 PM.