Women's Lacrosse Drops Decision at Belmont Abbey, 20-2

BELMONT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women's lacrosse team suffered a 20-2 loss in Conference Carolinas action against Belmont Abbey Thursday afternoon at Alumni Field in Belmont, N.C.

The Crusaders (5-0, 2-0 CC) remain perfect on the season despite being the designated away team while playing at home due to weather conditions in Banner Elk, N.C.  The Bobcats (2-3, 0-2) saw impressive play from sophomore Jenah Tracy (Naples, Fla.) and senior Katelin Rooney (Naples, Fla.), whom were responsible for both LMC goals.

The Crusaders' MacKenzie Miller and Katelin Glass jumpstarted the offense while combining for three goals and an assist, pushing BAC out to a 6-0 lead in the first 15:33 of action.

Tracy swam through the Crusader defense and notched a goal at the 14:02 mark to put the Bobcats on the board, 6-1.

Belmont Abbey's Shanin Darley dished out a pair of assists while the Crusaders tallied a trio of goals in the last eight minutes of the first half.

Glass paced the Crusaders with a three of her game-high four goals and an assist in the first eight minutes of the second half, 14-1.

LMC's Rooney whipped a shot past Danielle Ruffalo, her conference-leading 15th goal of the year, with 86 seconds remaining.

Sophomore Mia Emmerson (Orlando, Fla.) earned 13 saves while LMC scooped up 21 groundballs.

The Crusaders defense stymied LMC, forcing 27 turnovers, while Glass paved the way in all offensive categories.

The Bobcats return to action March 15 in a nonconference bout at Columbia in Columbia, S.C. at 2 p.m.

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