Belmont Abbey's women's lacrosse team improved to 2-2 on the season with a 14-6 victory against the visiting Findlay Oilers this morning. It was the Oilers' first game of the season.
It did not take long for the Belmont Abbey offense to get rolling. Rebecca Luca scored the first goal of the game three and a half minutes into the contest. Just 24 seconds later Erin Kunkel followed up with another goal for an early 2-0 Abbey lead. Findlay scored a goal, and the Abbey responded a minute later with a goal by Mackenzie Miller. Shortly after, Luca put the Crusaders in front 4-1.
Back-to-back goals by Findlay pulled the Oilers to within two at 6-4. Findlay made it a one-goal game with 2:07 left in the first half, but Luca scored a free position goal with 19 seconds remaining to give the Crusaders a 7-5 halftime lead.
Just two and a half minutes into the second half, Miller scored off a pass from Caitlin Cook to give the Abbey an 8-5 lead. She scored again later in the period to put the Crusaders in front 10-6. By the 9:00 mark the Crusaders scored three more goals to take a commanding 13-6 lead. With under two minutes to go in the game, Luca scored another free position goal and 14-6 was the final score.
On the day, Luca led the Crusaders attack with six goals on six shots on goal. Miller scored four goals on four shots and Katelin Glass scored three goals. The Crusaders as a team scored 14 times on just 17 shots on goal.
The Crusaders will next welcome St. Leo on Tuesday.