Belmont Abbey senior midfielder Jillian Lang netted the only goal of the match in the 14th minute as the Crusaders women's soccer team posted its sixth shutout of the season with a 1-0 road victory at Lees-McRae this evening. The win, the fourth-straight, ups the Abbey's record to 7-2-1 overall and 5-0-0 in Conference Carolinas, while Lees-McRae drops to 2-7-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the league.
The clean sheet is the Abbey's fourth in five Conference matches this season, as the Crusaders have outscored their league opponents 20-1.
Lang scored her second goal of the year, coming in as many matches, as she delivered a one time strike off of a pass from Tallee Zamiela, beating Alexis Feely at the 13:37 mark. Cierra Skyers was credited with the secondary assist.
Belmont Abbey outshot the Bobcats 14-8 and recorded four corner kicks to just two for Lees-McRae.
Megan Bowen and Kaelyn O'Hop combined to record the shutout in goal. Bowen, who is ranked ninth nationally in goals against average, stopped three shots in the first half. O'Hop played the final 45 minutes and stopped two shots.
Belmont Abbey is back in action Saturday at Pfeiffer. The match will kick off at 5:00 p.m.