Slow start dooms NGU in loss to Shorter
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Slow start dooms NGU in loss to Shorter

Rome, GA—North Greenville men's lacrosse suffered its fourth loss of the season on Saturday coming out on the short end of a 10-4 decision against Shorter.

The Crusaders had four goals by four different players including Drew Warren who also had an assist. Drew Wassenaar and Alex Proly also found the back of the net once, as did Bryson Palmer.

Matthew Sandoval recorded 12-saves for NGU while Jaren Szfranski led all players with six ground balls. NGU fell to 4-8 on the season after the loss to the Hawks.

The Crusaders fell behind 6-0 after one period. The Hawks tacked on a seventh goal to open up the second period before North Greenville's Alex Proly found the back of the net with an assist from Warren.

Drew Wassenaar tacked on NGU's second goal of the game in the third period to cut the Shorter lead to 7-2 while Bryson Palmer pulled the Crusaders to within four with 2:35 left in the third.

The Hawks offense stalled for much of the second and third periods, but a goal with 1:51 left third extended their lead to 8-3. Shorter would tack on two unanswered goals in the fourth period to extend the lead to 10-3.

Drew Warren added another NGU goal with 6:42 left but the Shorter defense would hold North Greenville scoreless in the final 5-plus minutes to earn the non-conference victory over the visiting Crusaders.

North Greenville will travel to Belmont Abbey College on April 9th for a 1pm Conference Carolinas matchup.