BELMONT, N.C. - Kylie Eastman scored seven goals against North Greenville, and The Abbey rolled to a 17-9 win. The Abbey now stands at 7-2 on the year, and 3-0 in Conference Carolinas play. North Greenville is now 6-4, with a 2-2 conference record.
It took Eastman less than a minute into the game to score her first goal of the contest. Four minutes later, she set up Rebecca Stromberg for a score and a 3-0 lead. Rebecca found the back of the net at the 21:13 mark to make it a 5-0 Abbey lead. With 19:40 in the half, NGU scored its first goal of the game, but Eastman responded to make it a 6-1 BAC lead. Later in the half, Marin Felsoci scored two goals in a span of 1:02 to put The Abbey in front 9-2. She would go on to score the final goal of the half, and Belmont Abbey owned an 11-3 lead at halftime. Defensively, Belmont Abbey caused 13 NGU turnovers in the period, and only gave up nine NGU shots.
It only took Eastman 47 seconds into the seconds to make it a 12-3 game. Then, with 19:55 to play, she scored on a pass from Allison Cline. Senior Caitlin Cook tallied assists on three of the next four Abbey goals: one to Katherine Haenlein and two to Eastman. The Abbey closed out the game, earning the 17-9 victory. On the defensive end, BAC limited North Greenville to 11 shots in the period.
On the day, Eastman led the offensive attack with seven goals and an assist, for a total of eight points. Felsoci and Luca each scored three times. Cook handed out three assists. As a team, The Abbey outshot North Greenville 40-20. The strong Abbey defense forced 24 NGU turnovers. BAC also converted 15 of its 16 clear attempts.
Belmont Abbey will welcome the University of Mount Olive on Saturday, March 24 for a 4 p.m. matchup.