The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Soccer Team (3-1), ranked No. 21 in NCAA Division II, went on the road and suffered a 2-1 loss to Belmont Abbey (3-1) Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field in its first setback of the year.
Lenoir-Rhyne held a 25-13 edge in shots taken with 10 of its shots on goal (40 percent) despite the loss
The Bears fell behind by a 2-0 score before senior defender Helen Ramsey (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.) knocked in her first goal of the year. However, it was too little, too late as the score came in the 86th minute. The Crusaders' goals came courtesy of Morgan Patton (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Nicole Ferren (Charlotte, N.C.).
In goal, Belmont Abbey's Kaitlyn Paul (Fleming Island, Fla.) improved but Lenoir-Rhyne senior Alayna Morris (Westminster, Md.) fell as both players now sport a 3-1 record after today's match Paul outpaced Morris in saves by a count of nine to five. The Bears could not capitalize on multiple attempts as well including four corner kicks.
Lenoir-Rhyne continues their road trip to face Catawba in Salisbury, N.C,. on Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m., in its South Atlantic Conference opener.