The Belmont Abbey women's lacrosse team lost at Pfeiffer 12-10 this afternoon in Misenheimer. Belmont Abbey led 6-4 at the half before Pfeiffer outscored the Crusaders 8-4 in the final 30 minutes. Pfeiffer improves to 7-3 overall and 5-0 in league play, while the Abbey drops to 6-5 overall and 2-2 in Conference Carolinas.
After the Falcons tied the game at three with 15:31 to play in the first half, Belmont Abbey countered with three unanswered goals, coming from Katy Connery, Shanin Darley and Rebecca Stromberg. Pfeiffer closed the scoring with a goal at the 7:40 mark to trim the Abbey's lead to 6-4.
Pfeiffer opened the second half with two unanswered goals. Katelin Glass halted the run with a marker with 13:43 showing, but Pfeiffer countered with two more in a span of 31 seconds to take its first lead since the 27:33 mark of the first half.
1:08 later, Glass tied the game at eight with her third goal of the game, but the Falcons moved ahead for good with three unanswered goals, all in a span of four and a half minutes, with the last coming at the 2:58 mark.
The Crusaders did not go away, as the Abbey came right back with two unanswered goals, as Kassie Easter scored with 2:17 to play, followed by Connery's fourth goal of the game, with 1:32 showing, to cut the Falcons lead to 11-10. With 54 seconds left, however, Cheyenne Greene extended the Falcons lead to 12-10. Pfeiffer won the ensuing draw control and ran out the clock.
Pfeiffer outshot the Abbey 28-22. Belmont Abbey won 16 draw controls to just eight for the Falcons.
Connery scored four goals on six shots, while Glass added three on five. Connery won seven draw controls and collected two ground balls. MacKenzie Miller led all players with six ground balls. Easter won five draw controls.
Reilly Johnson made nine saves in the cage.