Gaffney, SC – In the third game of a five-game road trip, the North Greenville men’s soccer team lost 3-2 to Limestone College in overtime on Saturday afternoon.
The Crusaders jumped on the scoreboard early after midfielder Chandler Patterson scored his second goal of the season in the 26th minute of play. After a save by keeper Justen Braddock, Patterson turned defense into offense and scored the unassisted goal on the counter attack.
North Greenville’s second goal of the game came from the foot of forward Alex Redding and gave the Crusaders a 2-0 advantage in the 32nd minute. Midfielder Craig Huffman recorded the assist after playing a ball into the box that Redding deflected of the keeper for his fifth goal of the season.
Limestone (8-3, 5-1 in conference) scored a goal of its own in the 33rd minute to make the halftime score 2-1 in favor of North Greenville.
The Saints made a few crucial halftime adjustments and scored their second goal of the game in the 56th minute to tie the game at two goals apiece. Limestone midfielder Sam Orritt scored the goal after heading the ball into the goal on a long cross from forward Jack Bailey.
After the game was sent into overtime, Limestone broke through in the 92nd minute as forward Jorge MacKenna scored the game-winning goal on a header to end the game.
Braddock had a stellar game in goal as he recorded a career-high 17 goals while Limestone outshot North Greenville 41-8 in the match.
The loss ends North Greenville’s four-game win streak and moves Limestone into a tie with the Crusaders atop the Western Division standings in Conference Carolinas.
North Greenville (6-5, 5-3) will continue its road trip with a game in Bristol, TN against conference foe King College on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m.