Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville fell victim to a second half rally on Wednesday night as Lincoln Memorial earned a 12-7 win over the Crusaders in the first home game of 2016.
The first quarter found NGU down 2-1 after a goal from Hunter Burgett cut the Railsplitter lead to one goal. NGU evened the score at two in the third quarter as Drew Warren scored the equalizer but LMU would score the next two goals to take a 4-2 advantage.
North Greenville would find the back of the net twice more before the halftime buzzer on scores from Alex Proly and Ethan Landrith tied the game at 4-4. LMU would get the last word thou as Adam Golia scored to make the score 5-4.
The Crusaders would only muster two more goals in the second period as Drew Wassenaar cut a once two-goal lead for the Railsplitters to 6-5. LMU would score three unanswered though to gain a 9-5 edge as the game headed to the fourth quarter.
NGU would open the scoring in the final frame as Bryson Palmer took an assist from Landreth and scored to cut the deficit to three goals. Alex Proly would score his second goal of the game with 8:48 left on the clock but consecutive goals from the Railsplitters would put the game out of reach.
The Crusaders fell to 0-2 after the loss with a game against Emmanuel College scheduled for February 24th. Faceoff between he Crusaders and Lions is scheduled for 4pm.