Two late goals sealed the game as North Greenville was unable to secure its first conference win of the season against the King University Tornado, falling by a score of 2-1.
The Crusaders were the first to breakthrough the tightly contested first half as Johnny Lind got his second goal of the season in the 37th minute. Lind received the ball at the halfway line before dribbling all the way into the box and firing past the Tornado keeper.
The teams battled for the remainder of the game until the final 15 minutes, when King finally found its first goal. After a barrage of shots in the second half, King's Chris Hicks scored in the 77th minute off a lofted pass from Luis Calderon to level the game at 1-1. The Tornado pressure continued but the Crusaders were able to withstand it until the end of regulation.
King found the game-winner in the 97th minute as Eli Carrasco knocked a shot from the edge of the box just past the Crusader keeper, winning the game for the Tornado.
Lind, Sjors van Eck and Victor Labi were the only Crusaders able to get a shot off during the game while Mateo Barzola spent the entire time in goal, notching six saves.
The loss drops North Greenville to 2-8 overall and 0-5 in conference play. The Crusaders return to action in Banner Elk, N.C. when they take on Lees-McRae College. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on October 21.