The Belmont Abbey women's lacrosse team fell 16-5 at Queens this evening. The loss puts the Crusaders' record at 7-5 on the year, while Queens is now 10-2.
After struggling in the first half, Rebecca Luca gave the Crusaders a spark scoring a goal just 1:10 into the second half off a pass from Caitlin Cook. Later in the half, Belmont Abbey responded to a free-position goal by Queens with a free position shot of its own from Luca. This brought the Abbey to within 14-2. Luca scored another goal just a few minutes later to make it 14-3. With just under five minutes to play, the Royals scored a goal, but the Abbey responded 1:10 later as Cook set up Madison Eberhardt to make it a 15-4 game. Luca scored the final goal of the game with 15 seconds remaining on a free position shot to make the score 16-5, which was the final.
Luca led the Belmont Abbey offense with four goals on just five shots on goal. Cook handed out two assists. The Abbey defense caused three Royal turnovers. Goalie Reilly Johnson earned three saves on the day.
Belmont Abbey will next take on Limestone in Gaffney, SC at 7:00 on Wednesday night.