No. 19 Women's Lacrosse Tops Belmont Abbey 17-5

No. 19 Women's Lacrosse Tops Belmont Abbey 17-5

No. 19 University of Mount Olive used a nine goal second half to pull away from Belmont Abbey as the Trojans defeated the Crusaders 17-5 in Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse in Belmont, N.C. Eight different Trojans recorded a goal in match.

Mount Olive (8-3 Overall, 4-0 Conference Carolinas) trailed in the match early as Belmont Abbey (6-4, 2-1) scored the game's first goal with 28:36 remaining in the opening half. The Trojans however fought back as with 23:43, Riann Daziel scored the equalizer.

The Trojans continued to put up four more goals over the next six minutes. Saffron Snethen put Mount Olive a head with 18:24 left off a pass from Alysha Kulka. Kulka and Daziel picked up the next two goals with 53 seconds of each other. Kulka beat the Crusaders keeper with 17:54 to push Mount Olive up 3-1. Less than a minute later Daziel found the back of the net.

Belmont Abbey stopped the Trojan run as Cailtlin Cook scored to draw the Crusaders to within two. Rebecca Luna then went on to strike for two more goals at the 12:56 and 11:08 marks respectively to tie the game at four.

Daziel started another run for the Trojans as four more goals came home before the half ended. Claire Wigler scored with 1:48 and 39 seconds later Candace Corkin put in a goal. The final goal gave Mount Olive a 8-4 cushion as Kali Cook-Grisewood found space and scored with 22 seconds left before the half.

In the second half it was all Mount Olive as Corkin scored the opening goal with 24:12. Katelin Glass for Belmont Abbey scored the lone goal for the Crusaders with 22:50. The Trojans went on to put home eight unanswered goals to pull away and take the match.

Daziel, Kulka, and Snethen all shared team highs with three goals apiece to lead the offense for Mount Olive. Gina Fader led the Trojan defense with three caused turnovers. In goal, Hannah Knight recorded three saves off 10 shots, eight on goal, and also had three groundballs.

Mount Olive will have return to action April 4 as the Trojans will travel to Salisbury, N.C. to take on Catawba College. First draw is set for 4 p.m.