Due West, SC – In a bid for their first conference win of the season, the North Greenville University men’s soccer team dropped its third straight contest in a 3-1 loss to Erskine College on Tuesday night.
The Flying Fleet jumped on the scoreboard early after netting a penalty kick in the 3rd minute of play from the foot of Jack Kimber. Andrew Settlemire scored Erkine’s second goal just minutes later in the 8th minute of play on an assist from Ross Henderson to give the team a 2-0 advantage at the half.
Erskine picked up where it left off, scoring its third and final goal of the game in the 57th minute when Jay Lang picked up a rebound and finished in the back of the net.
North Greenville freshman forward Adam Turner scored his team-leading third goal of the season in the 85th minute to make the final score 3-1 in favor of the Flying Fleet.
The Crusaders and Flying Fleet were equal with 12 shots each in the game as senior goalkeeper Justen Braddock recorded four saves in 81 minutes of action before freshman Pablo Dongarra closed out the final nine minutes of play.
"I felt like we controlled the flow of the game and created opportunities," said head coach Chad Gfeller. "We are still struggling for results and understanding of how to win games."
North Greenville (1-3-1, 0-2 in Conference Carolinas) will look to pick up their first conference win on Saturday, Sept. 22 as the team travels to Wilson, NC for a matchup with Barton College at 7 p.m.