Belmont Abbey Dominates Ohio Valley in Home Finale

Ten Crusaders scored at least one goal as Belmont Abbey closed the home schedule with a dominating 21-5 victory over Ohio Valley this afternoon at Alumni Field. The win gives the Crusaders their 10th win of the year, setting a new school record, while the Scots drop to 6-10.

The Abbey's previous season-high for wins was nine, which was established in the 2008 Conference Carolinas Championship season. The Crusaders close out the 2013 season next Saturday at Catawba.

Belmont Abbey was never threatened and controlled the game from the start, scoring the first eight goals of the contest in period of just under 20 minutes. The Crusaders led 6-0 after one and 12-3 at the half.

Connor Sellars and Daniel Marshall both led the Crusaders with four goals each, while Dan Morrissey added three. Tanner Scharr, Ryan Corrigan and Brendan Rogers each netted a pair, while Vin Loscazlo, Josiah Nash, Joey McGinley and Bryan Hickey all had one.

Scharr led the way with four assists, while Connor Doyle and Scotty Steele both had two each. Morrissey, Rogers, Corrigan and William Moore all had one. Every available player saw action today.

Belmont Abbey outshot the Scots 39-30 and won the ground ball battle 29-23. The Crusaders also edged Ohio Valley with 15 face-off wins to just 14 for the Scots.

Doyle registered three of the Abbey's 12 caused turnovers while Nash and Devin Cruz each had two.

Brett Lawless made six saves in the first half. Patrick Butler worked the third quarter and stopped two shots, while Andrew Shortt made one save in the fourth.

Corrigan, Doyle, Morrissey, Nash, Scharr, Charlie Kemp and Brendan Shoults were all honored prior to the game on Senior Day.


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