North Canton, OH—North Greenville fell to 3-5 on the season after a 13-9 loss to Walsh University, Saturday afternoon in Ohio.
The Crusaders trailed 4-2 after one period of play. Walsh took a 2-0 lead but a Sean Lemay goal cut the lead in half. Walsh would score three minutes later with an answer from Drew Wassenaar to make the score 3-2. The Cavaliers picked up a late goal with 2:58 left to put NGU in a two-goal hole.
Sean Lemay would get the scoring started in the second period as his unassisted one timer pulled NGU to back within one. The Cavs then gained their biggest lead of the game at 6-3 with two unanswered scores to take a 6-3 advantage. Alex Proly and Drew Warren would put up two more for NGU while Walsh scored once more as the Crusaders trailed 7-5 at intermission.
Wash took a commanding 11-5 lead in the third period, scoring four goals while holding NGU scoreless. The Cavs scored at the 7:13 mark, and added goals at 6:23, 4:06, and 2:11, giving them an 11-5 lead.
North Greenville would outscore the Cavaliers in the fourth quarter, but the damage was too much. Hunter Burgett, Bryson Palmer, Drew Warren, and Alex Proly all scored for the Crusaders but two more goals by Walsh would put a halt on NGU's comeback attempt.
Proly, Warren, and Lemay led North Greenville with two-goals each on Saturday while Hunter Burgett, Bryson Palmer, and Wassenaar scored one each. Matthew Sandoval registered eight saves in goal for the Crusaders while Chris Carpenter led NGU with two assists.
North Greenville will host the University of Mount Olive on March 19th in Pepsi Stadium at 1pm.