The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team trailed for much of the game against Belmont Abbey on Wednesday afternoon but rallied to take an 11-10 lead with 6:18 to play. However, Belmont Abbey scored the final three goals of the game to come away with the non-conference victory, 13-11.
Lenoir-Rhyne scored the first three goals of the game in the opening 5:01 but the Crusaders stormed back thanks to a 5-0 scoring run. The Crusaders would take an 8-6 lead into the half and scored two more to start the second half to push the advantage to 10-6.
After being held scoreless for the first 12:42 of the second half, Kaitlyn Cavanaugh broke the scoreless streak and started a 5-0 LR spurt to give the Bears an 11-10 advantage. Cavanaugh had three goals and three assists for Lenoir-Rhyne and Cathleen Gaffney had two goals and two assists.
Lenoir-Rhyne drops to 17-19 all-time in games played in February in program history. The Bears drop to 3-7 all-time against Belmont Abbey and are just 1-6 against the Crusaders all-time at Moretz Stadium. The Bears are now 50-42 all-time at home
Lenoir-Rhyne is 1-1 on the season. The Bears are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Coker at 6 p.m.