SALISBURY, N.C. - The Belmont Abbey men's lacrosse team scored eight fourth-quarter goals to earn a 17-13 victory at Catawba College this afternoon. The win puts The Abbey at 2-0 this season. Catawba was playing its season opener.
How it Happened
- Grippo only needed a minute and a half to put The Abbey on top, while Noah Haas scored twice for a 3-0 Abbey lead just four minutes into the contest. The game was tied at four when the quarter expired.
- In the second, Belmont Abbey got three goals in a 1:10 span by Jack Pigott, Liam Osborne, and Conor Larkin. The Crusader defensive unit played very strong, too, as the Indians did not score in the quarter, resulting in a 7-4 lead at halftime.
- It took James Booth less than two minutes into the third to put the Crusaders in front 8-5. However, Catawba was able to pull in front 10-9 by the end of the period.
- The fourth quarter was all Abbey. Noah Haas scored at the 11:14 mark and set up Osborne for another goal, pulling Belmont Abbey to within a goal with 11:04 remaining.
- Sean Hanrahan found the back of the net, and later found Austin Hasen for a man-up goal and a 14-11 Abbey lead. Hasen would score the final Crusader goal of the day on another man-up opportunity.
- On the day, four Crusaders scored goals, with Haas and Osborne each handing out two assists.
- Larkin picked up a game-high seven ground balls, while Dylan Harmon won 12 of his 16 faceoffs. As a unit, the Crusaders won 21 faceoffs to the Indians' 10. Bryce Gifford made seven saves in goal.
Belmont Abbey will visit Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday, February 16 for a 1 p.m. contest.