Turnovers Costly as Hawks Fall to Belmont Abbey

ROME--Turnovers proved costly as the Hawks fell to Belmont Abbey, 15-5, Sunday afternoon in men's lacrosse action from Ben Brady Field. The Loss drops Shorter to 3-5 on the season.

The Hawks got on the board first, as Kyle Morris netted a goal on an assist from Andrew King with 12:50 to play in the first quarter, but that was all the offense Shorter would muster before halftime. Belmont Abbey was hot out of the gate, and after Morris' goal the Crusaders scored 10 unanswered points to lead the Hawks, 10-1, at the intermission.

Shorter's defense step up in the second half; holding Belmont Abbey to five goals, while adding four of their own for the 15-5 final score.

Morris, Andrew King, James VandenBrink, Matt Kristiansen and Tyler Kristiansen each scored goals for the Hawks.

JR Willers played the complete game in goal for Shorter; making 21 saves on 36 shots faced.

In total the Crusades outshot the Hawks 49-21. Belmont Abbey also held the advantage in face-off wins 13-10, but the teams were equal in ground balls, as both teams picked up 21.

Shorter will be back in action Saturday, March 22, as they travel to Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.


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