Tigerville – The season came to end for NGU men’s lacrosse on Friday evening after falling to Limestone College in the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Championship.
- Score: Crusaders – 14 / Saints – 7
- Records: North Greenville 8 – 9 / Limestone 11 – 6
- Location: Pepsi Stadium (Tigerville, South Carolina)
How it Happened
- Hunter Burgett gave NGU the early 1 – 0 lead a minute into the game with an assist from Austin Dixon.
- The Crusaders would later find themselves down 4 – 2 after the Saints scored three unanswered and a fourth goal with 10:31 left in the first half.
- The Crusaders got a second goal from Chris Carpenter at 2:33 but eventually evened it at 4 – 4 when Chris Carpenter and Ethan Landreth scored back-to-back goals with 4:51 left on the clock.
- North Greenville would then come up with a big possession as Chris Wieckhorst took an assist from Alex Proly to make it 5 – 4 before halftime.
- There was a little too much time left on the first half clock though and the Saints took advantage. Tyler Ponzio scored the game-tying goal with 1:46 left while Cody Solmosy sent the teams into intermission with the Saints leading 6 – 5.
- The momentum carried over into the second half as the Saints score six consecutive goals to take a 12 – 5 edge on NGU.
- Ethan Landreth would do his best to keep NGU in the mix with the sixth goal of the game for NGU but Limestone scored two more to put NGU in a 14 – 6 hole.
- Alex Proly added another goal with 4:21 left on the clock but the clock ran out on the Crusaders and the 2018 season as the Saints advanced to the league championship for the 10th consecutive season.
Inside the North Greenville Box Score
- NGU had two players with multiple goals including Ethan Landreth and Chris Carpenter who both had two.
- Alex Proly and Hunter Burgett added a goal while Chris Wieckhorst tacked on a goal as well.
- Jaren Szafranski led the Crusaders with three caused turnovers to go along with three groundballs.
- Logan Bryant led NGU with four grounders while Braeden Dixon also had three with Sky Dupree.
- Dixon finished the day with seven saves in the net for NGU.
- The Crusaders finish the 2018 season with an 8 – 9 record overall and a 3 – 3 in Conference Carolinas play.