BELMONT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men's soccer team used a 10-minute spurt to score a season-high four goals while downing Belmont Abbey, 4-2, in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field in Belmont, N.C.
The Bobcats (8-4-1, 3-2-1 CC) dominated while holding a 17-6 shot advantage and saw four different players score a goal. The Crusaders (3-7-3, 2-5-1) lost for the fourth time in six matches despite leading 2-0 after the first 20 minutes.
Sophomore Marvyn Rieger (Frankfurt, Germany) placed a header on goal, but BAC's Luke Whelan was able to make the save.
The Crusaders' Mohamed Balde put the home squad on the board with a goal in the third minute when he was able to find the back of the net to the right side following a Jordan Gardner corner kick.
BAC's Clay Dimick corralled a Nick Fuller pass and notched a goal at the 19:47 mark to extend the lead to two, 2-0.
Freshman Thomas Deeley (Timaru, New Zealand) tied it 6:27 later when he blasted a shot past Whelan after an LMC missed PK.
Deeley continued to torture the Crusader defense when he earned an assist on a James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) goal less than three minutes later.
Coach Lee Squires' squad capped off the scoring barrage with a successful PK from Smith at the 38:09 mark.
Following the six-goal outburst, neither team tallied a goal in the final 45.
Galvani outshot BAC, 7-6, while Nicholas Stover (Titusville, Fla.) earned the win.
LMC travels to North Greenville for CC bout Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Tigerville, S.C.
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