TIGERVILLE - S.C. - The Belmont Abbey women's lacrosse team earned a 14-6 victory at North Greenville this evening. The win puts The Abbey at 8-6 in 2017 and 7-1 in conference play. NGU moves to 7-5 overall and 4-3 against conference opponents.
Junior Caitlin Cook kicked off the scoring for the Abbey, as she found the net off a pass from Rebecca Stromberg. Stromberg scored a goal of her own at the 19:24 mark. Just two minutes later, Rebecca Luca found the net to put The Abbey in front 3-1. Later in the half, freshman Allison Cline scored two goals in a span of 2:04. Just 1:15 later, Madison Eberhardt scored a goal, and BAC led 7-1. Eberhardt would score a goal on a pass from Cline with only one second remaining in the half, and Belmont Abbey led 9-2 at halftime.
North Greenville scored a few goals early in the second, but The Abbey quickly recovered, as Luca put a shot in the net at the 20:51 mark to increase the lead to 10-5. At this point, the defensive unit also kicked into high gear, surrendering just one more goal the rest of the night. Scores by Marin Felsoci at the 11:56 and 6:05 marks increased the margin to 13-6. Felsoci would also put the final goal on the board at the 4:21 mark and Belmont Abbey took the 14-6 victory.
On the night, Luca led the offensive outburst with four goals and an assist. Felsoci was also solid, with three goals. Cook, Eberhardt, and Cline each scored twice. Freshman Amber Eakins led the defensive charge with three caused turnovers, as well as a game-high five ground balls. Stromberg and senior Kassie Easter each won four draw controls. The tough defensive unit only gave up 13 NGU shots for the game.
Belmont Abbey will next welcome the Emmanuel Lions on Tuesday April, 11 for a 4 p.m. matchup. It will be The Abbey's final home game of the regular season.