Tigerville, S.C.-North Greenville's offense was slowed down by an aggressive Queens defense in the second half in an 8-7 loss to the Royals in non-conference lacrosse.
- Score: NGU - 7 / QU - 8
- Records: NGU 2 - 1 / QU 1 - 1
- Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Pepsi Stadium)
How it Happened
- Queens struck first, taking a North Greenville turnover the distance to make it 1 - 0 with 9:58 on the first quarter clock.
- The Crusaders got a quick response from Logan Bryan who won the midfield faceoff and scored to even the tally at 1 - 1.
- Chris Carpenter took a pass from Austin Dixon to the net to make it 2 - 1 while Blake Thomas made it a two-goal lead with an unassisted score at the 5:07 mark.
- The Royals capitalized on a man-up opportunity to cut the lead to one point for North Greenville but the Crusaders once again answered as Hunter Burgett made it 4 - 2 with a goal leaving two seconds left in the quarter.
- The Royals scored once more in the first half compared to two more goals for North Greenville to make it 6 - 3 at the half.
- North Greenville's offense lacked production in the third period as the Royals evened the score at 6 - 6, holding the Crusaders scoreless.
- Alex Proly broke the scoreless streak in the fourth quarter on a one-timer that made it 7-6 with 14:49 left in the contest.
- The Royals proved too much, in the end, forcing seven turnovers for the Crusaders in the second half. Three of those turnovers occurred in the fourth quarter leading to a pair of unanswered scores for the Royals which put them over the top.
- North Greenville earned the final possession of the game but was unable to get a shot off as the clock expired.
Inside the North Greenville Box Score
- North Greenville outshot the Royals 36 - 25 with 20 of NGU's shots on net. The Royals had 14-shots on goal with Braden Dixon saving six of those shots for the Crusaders.
- Logan Bryant finished the game 13 - 19 in face-offs with a team-high nine groundballs.
- Hunter Burgett and Alex Proly led North Greenville on offense with a pair of goals each. Blake Thompson and Logan Bryant each had a score while Ethan Landreth and Austin Dixon had an assist.
Inside the Queens Box Score
- Anthony Valenza got the win for the Royals in net, finishing with six saves in 30-minutes of action. Kyle Hornik had seven saves in the first half.
- Most of the offensive production for Queens came from the bench which accounted for six of the team's eight goals.
- David Byrne, Reed Murphy, and Quinn Tallant each had a pair of goals for the Royals. Kevin Barry and Justin Metzger scored a single goal for QU.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders will travel to Greeneville, Tennessee to take on Tusculum College at 2 pm on February 24th.