BANNER ELK, N.C. - Belmont Abbey's Luarie Jordan scored five goals and had two assists for seven total points to leave the Lady Crusaders to a 15-4 win over the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats Tuesday afternoon at Tate Field in a Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse game.
The Abbey used an 8-0 first half to take the lead with all five of Jordan's goals and one her assists coming in the half, but LMC would score the first three goals of the second half to cut the lead to 8-3. Lauren Martin scored Lees-McRae first goal, and Ellie Psillas notched the next two. However, the Abbey would respond with three goals to Megan Patton to push the lead to 11-3. Lexi King put away the Lady Bobcats final goal, but two goals by The Abbey's Brianna Dignan with two goals by Tara Chmil gave the game the final of 15-4.
Dignan ended the day with six total points with three goals and three assists for the Abbey. Jordan also led the team with five groundballs and four draw controls. Chmil had a team-high four caused turnovers.
For the Lady Bobcats, Psillas had two goals and Martin and King had one. Nicole Nixon had a team-high six groundballs, and Abby White had four caused turnovers. Psillas and Martin also paced the team with two draw controls.
Martha Peacock had five saves between the pipes for the Lady Bobcats, while her counterpart Natalie Crenshaw had four saves for The Abbey.
Belmont Abbey outshot Lees-McRae 24-16 and won the draw control battle 13-5. The Lady Crusaders held a slight groundball advantage 36-35, and were successful on ten of their 11 clear attempts. The Lady Bobcats only made good on ten of their 21 clear attempts.
The Lady Bobcats will travel to Pfeiffer University for their next game on April 9th.