TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Presbyterian used two Brandon Tucker assists and rallied in the second half to defeat North Greenville 2-1 on Saturday afternoon at Pepsi Stadium.
Presbyterian controlled much of the game and acquired 19 shots on goal and 12 corner kicks in the contest compared to NGU’s six shots and seven corners, but could not capitalize more than twice on their bevy of chances.
Robbie Galvin opened the scoring in the game, finding the back of the net in the first half. Galvin’s goal materialized when Tucker drove the ball to the end line and then dropped it back for a one-timer to Galvin that he placed between the pipes.
North Greenville squared the game shortly thereafter via its Brazilian connection, as Gabriel Altmayer scored for the Crusaders on a Bruno Contardo assist.
The game even at 1-1 at halftime and for a large section of the second half, Bennett Cope put the Blue Hose ahead for good in the second half. Cope worked a give-and-go with Tucker and then tucked the ball into the left side of the net to give PC the lead for good at 2-1.
Diarmuid McGuigan was solid for the Blue Hose all day in goal, recording five saves.