Belmont Abbey vs. Shorter
February 16, 2013
The Game Story:
Men's Lacrosse Upends Shorter, 11-6 To Post First 2-0 Record In School History

Brendan Rogers Led The Abbey With Four Goals
Brendan Rogers scored four goals to lead the Belmont Abbey men's lacrosse team past the visiting Shorter Hawks 11-6 this afternoon at Alumni Field. The win moves the Abbey's record to 2-0, which marks the first time in the program's history the Crusaders have won their first two games. Shorter drops to 0-2.
The Crusaders never trailed as they outscored the Hawks 4-0 in the first as two of Rogers's four tallies came in the opening 15 minutes. Connor Sellars and Tanner Scharr netted the other two goals.
The second period was an offensive outburst as both teams scored three times as the Abbey took a 7-3 lead into halftime.
The third period was all Crusaders, as Sellars and William Moore scored goals after the Hawks found the back of the net. Moore's was his first career strike as it moved the Abbey's lead to 9-4 heading into the final stanza.
Both teams scored twice in the final period, as Rogers and Sellars started and ended the scoring with two Shorter goals in between. Sellars's strike came at the 5:51 mark and it closed the scoring.
Belmont Abbey outshot Shorter 54-27, but the Hawks won 15 of 21 face-offs. The Crusaders were successful on two of their six extra man opportunities, while Shorter was one for two.
Connor Doyle led the Abbey with three caused turnovers, while Scotty Steele and Josiah Nash had two each. Brett Lawless made eight saves in the cage.