Franklin Springs, GA – Austin Dixon led all players with five goals while Braeden Dixon added five saves as North Greenville chalked up its first Conference Carolinas win of the season with a 15-4 win over Emmanuel.
NGU’s defense limited the Lions to just 10-shots on goal Wednesday night, causing 19-turnovers in the process. Emmanuel was able to muster just one goal per period while NGU’s offense gave the team a comfortable 12-goal lead after three periods.
Sky Dupree led NGU’s defense with three caused turnovers while Logan Bryant scooped up 12 grounders. Alex Proly finished the game with three goals and a team high two assists.
The Crusaders led 4-1 after one period. NGU opened the game with a 3-0 run as Alex Proly found Austin Dixon twice in the period for his first two goals of the game. Proly also added an unassisted goal. The Lions scored their first of the game at the 7:44-mark but Jake Foster would answer with a goal in the final minutes to extend the lead back to three points.
North Greenville tacked on nine-goals in the second quarter to extend the lead to eight goals. The Lions scored their second of the game with 7:29 left in the half, but North Greenville answered with three unanswered powered by another goal from Austin Dixon (his second of the period) as well as one timers from Hunters Burgett and Ethan Landrith.
The Crusaders and Lions traded goals in the opening minutes of the third period with NGU’s 10th of the game coming from Logan Bryant. Emmanuel’s only goal of the third came with a price as North Greenville answered with five unanswered scores by five separate players. Dixon scored his fifth of the game in the final flurry while Proly added his third and Ethan Landrith and Jake Foster added their second.
NGU called off the dogs in the fourth quarter as the only goal came from Emmanuel with 12:07 left in the game.
North Greenville will be back in action in one week when Shorter University comes to Tigerville for a 4pm faceoff.