Tigerville, SC – The North Greenville men’s soccer team secured its second straight victory over a Conference Carolinas opponent as the Crusaders defeated Erskine College 2-1 on Wednesday night in Pepsi Stadium.
After a first half that saw much back-and-forth action, the Crusaders were given a 1-0 halftime lead after forward Alex Redding scored his second goal of the season in the 40th minute. Redding received a pass from forward Mark Sterr and placed the ball safely in the back of the net to give North Greenville the one goal advantage.
The Flying Fleet quickly evened the score after halftime as forward Andrew Settlemire scored Erskine’s first goal of the night. Erskine defender Jonathan Rutter played a ball into the box and Settlemire finished with a header to tie the game at one goal apiece.
The Crusaders continued their attack and finally broke through as senior captain Chandler Patterson scored his first goal in the 54th minute off an assist by defender Ben Allen to put North Greenville up by one and claim the victory.
North Greenville keeper Justen Braddock recorded a season-high nine saves in the game as Erskine fired 14 shots on goal compared to 13 by the Crusaders.
The Crusaders (4-4, 3-2 in conference) will look to extend their winning streak to three games as they hit the road on Saturday, Oct. 1 for a game against Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.