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Lacrosse drops 14-5 decision at Belmont Abbey


   BELMONT, NC -- Belmont Abbey defeated visiting Catawba 14-5 in Deep South Conference men’s lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon.  The Crusaders improve to 5-6 overall and 3-5 in the DSC, while the Indians drop to 2-8 and 2-5.
John Fugitt scored five of the Crusader's six first-half goals which propelled his team to a 6-2 lead at the break.  Catawba outscored the Abbey 3-1 through the first 10 minutes of the third period to pull within two goals, but the Crusaders finished with a flourish to regain control.  The Crusaders rattled off four goals in a three and half minute span to push the lead to 11-5.  Belmont Abbey finished with three fourth quarter goals to complete the scoring.

Fugitt scoring seven goals for Belmont Abbey with Aaron Flood adding five.  C.J. Robinson had a goal and five assists.  Mark Kelske made 17 saves in goal for the Crusaders.  Ben Huber made 15 saves in goal for Catawba, who got goals from five different players.

SCORE BY QUARTER
CATAWBA (2-8, 2-5)        1   1   3   0  -- 11
BELMONT ABBEY (5-6, 3-5)  2   4   5   3  -- 14


Composite Scoring (Goals-Assists)
Catawba:  Van Hoever 1-1, Puccio 1-0, Riley 1-0, Greaves 1-0, Smith 1-0.
Belmont Abbey: Fuggitt 7-0, Robinson 1-5, Flood 5-0, Layer 1-0, Offman 0-1.

Goaltending        Min    Allwd    Saves    W/L
Ben Huber (C)     60       14        15    L
Mark Kelske (BA)        60        5        17    W

Shots:  Belmont Abbey 32, Catawba 30.        
Ground Balls:  Catawba 40, Belmont Abbey 41.Faceoffs:  Belmont Abbey 14-23, Catawba 9-23.
Man-up: Catawba 0-3; Belmont Abbey 0-2.
Penalties-Minutes: Belmont Abbey 3-2:00, Catawba 2-1:00.

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