Tigerville, S.C.—The North Greenville Men's Lacrosse was left winless on the season Wednesday afternoon after a 15-9 loss to Catawba at Pepsi Stadium.
The Indians took a 5-1 lead after the first quarter. Catawba scored less than three minutes into the period, and took a 3-0 advantage before Ethan Gray scored North Greenville's first goal of the game with an assist from Dieter Treusdell.
The Crusaders inched closer in the second period scoring the first two goals of the period. Drew Warren pulled North Greenville to within three after finding the back of the net with an assist from Connor Smith while Brandon Petter scored one minute later to make the score 5-3 in favor of Catawba.
Catawba responded with three unanswered goals to make the score 8-3 following NGU's quick two goal spurt. Treusdell and Josh Dolewksi would score back-to-back to pull NGU back to within three before the Indians found the scoreboard one final time in the half to take a 9-5 lead into intermission.
Catawba continued its relentless offensive attack in the third quarter outscoring NGU 5-0 in the quarter. The Crusaders trailed 14-5 heading into the fourth but looked to make a comeback. Four consecutive goals by the Crusaders including a fourth period hat trick from Josh Dolewski would pull North Greenville to within six of the Indians with 6:53 left in the game. Hunter Burgett also got in on the fourth quarter scoring, leaving 4:09 left on the clock.
The Indians would put in the final goal of the game with 2:57 left on the clock as the North Greenville's comeback effort fell short. Dolewski led NGU with four goals on Wednesday, while five other players found the net once. Treusdell and Gray both had two assists for the Crusaders while Treusdell led NGU with nine ground balls. Jared Stapelton had 16 saves for North Greenville in the net.
North Greenville will travel to Lees-McRae on March 7th to take on the Bobcats at 2pm in Banner Elk, North Carolina.