BELMONT, N.C. – The Saint Anselm College women's soccer team was toppled in overtime by the Crusaders from Belmont Abbey College on Saturday by a 2-1 score.
Saint Anselm falls to 0-2 on the young season while Belmont Abbey moves to 1-0 following its season-opening victory over the Hawks.
Trailing by a 1-0 margin in the game's 36th minute, Katherine Turner tied the game with a blast from 25 yards out that eluded the grasp of Saint Anselm goalkeeper Payton Wildrick (Dartmouth, Mass.). The game-winning goal was scored by Belmont Abbey only 3:25 into overtime as a corner kick by Alex Butorovich was forced home near post by Allyson Elliott.
An outstanding individual effort by freshman Liz Shaievitz (Lynnfield, Mass.) led to the Hawks first goal of the game only 8:57 into the contest. Circling around one Crusaders defender, Shaievitz absorbed heavy body contact and took the ball to the goal line where she sent a right-to-left pass toward the right post.
Senior Corey Murray (Scituate, Mass.) was there to receive the Shaievitz pass, scoring her 16th career goal to place the Hawks up by a 1-0 margin early in the tilt. Murray moves to 14th all-time in Saint Anselm history in career goal scoring while her 37 career points (16-5=37) stands 18th all-time.
Both teams fired nine shots in the game, but the Hawks placed only two on goal. Caroline Lauer picked up the win for Belmont Abbey, despite only making one save. Wildrick yielded two goals on five shots, absorbing her second loss of the year.
Saint Anselm opens Northeast-10 Conference play at home against Pace this Saturday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.