The North Greenville Crusaders fell to the nationally ranked Mount Olive Trojans with a final score of 12-4 in Mount Olive, North Carolina. NGU trailed 6-2 at the half, but a big 3rd quarter and solid defense by the Trojans limited the Crusaders throughout the game. Derrick Shealy scored a goal and led the team with six shots including two on goal.
Nearly five minutes would go by without a goal, but Mount Olive would change that with the first goal of the game. Another five minutes went by before the Trojans connected for a second goal. Yet another five minutes went by with UMO closing out the quarter with a late goal.
Around three minutes into the second quarter, the Trojans scored their fourth goal of the game. NGU would finally get on the board when Alex Proly scored his 16th goal of the season with around eight minutes remaining in the half. With three minutes left, Chris Wieckhorst put the Crusaders within two points by scoring his fourth goal of the season. However, the Trojans closed out the half with two goals of their own to end the half with the score 6-2 in favor of Mount Olive.
With the first five minutes of the quarter going scoreless, UMO would end the drought with a goal to go up by five points. With two Crusaders in the penalty box, Mount Olive scored a man up goal to increase the lead to six points. Chris Carpenter scored North Greenville's first goal of the half with an assist by Derrick Shealy. A few minutes later, the Trojans responded with an assisted goal. Another goal would be scored by UMO to close out the quarter.
A defensive start to the quarter did not see a goal until the eight minute mark, when UMO added a goal to make the score 11-3. Shealy then scored his 5th goal of the season, but the Trojans would end the game with a last minute goal to make the final score 12-4.
Derrick Shealy recorded a goal, 6 shots and an assist.
Chris Wieckhorst scored a goal and put up 3 total shots.
Alex Proly had a similar performance with a goal and 3 shots, all of which were on goal.
NGU will take a week off before returning to action on Wednesday, March 27th to take on the Limestone Saints in Tigerville.