Eagles rally to beat Belmont Abbey in overtime on Senior Night, 3-2

Eagles rally to beat Belmont Abbey in overtime on Senior Night, 3-2

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Eagles rallied for a 3-2 overtime win against visiting Belmont Abbey College on Senior Night on Saturday evening at McCown Field.

A header on a rebound from Tyson Adkinson in the 93rd minute was the deciding goal as C-N closed out its 2011 home schedule on a high note.

C-N improves to 5-8-1 on the season and has put together a 2-0-1 week.

The Eagles made things tough on themselves after taking a 1-0 lead just before halftime.

Belmont Abbey's Jose Penaloza scored to give the Crusaders a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute as the Eagles' misplayed a ball back to keeper Mikey Alley, and Penaloza fired a shot past Alley to give BAC the lead.

Senior Robbie Hill would tie the match in the 70th minute, beating two defenders on a feed from Adkinson, curling a shot past the Belmont Abbey keeper for his 48th career goal.

Carson-Newman got the scoring started when Ariel Pimentel scored from 35 yards out in the 43rd minute for his first goal of the season.

The Eagles outshot Belmont Abbey by a wide margin, 31-5. Alley had two saves in his final home appearance for the Eagles.

Hill, Alley, Josh Earl,, and Anthony Chiapetta all played their final regular season home games at McCown Field.

Carson-Newman returns to action at Young Harris on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Eagles close out their regular season next Saturday at Newberry.

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