Crusaders struggle against Bears
Friday, September 17, 2010
Crusaders struggle against Bears

Tigerville, S.C. – In the team’s third game in less than a week, the men’s soccer team took on a physical Truett-McConnell team Friday night in Pepsi Stadium.

In a game that saw 24 total fouls between the Crusaders and Bears, Truett-McConnell was able to put together a strong second half and defeat North Greenville 2-0.

“I’m disappointed because we controlled the pace of the game,” said head coach Chad Gfeller. “We definitely felt like we deserved to win.”

The first half saw each team go back forth with plenty of time spent on the opponents half of the field. In the second half, the Bears scored the game’s first goal in the 68th minute and sealed the win with a second goal in the 88th minute.

Jon Restrepo, back after missing a game due to a red card, led the Crusader offense with three shots on goal. Ben Allen and Sergio Loaiza each followed close behind with two shots each.

“Our guys played well and controlled the game and possession but unfortunately we couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net,” said Gfeller.

The Crusaders will take on Conference Carolina’s opponent Erskine College on Wednesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in Tigerville.