Newberry, S.C. – North Greenville Men’s Soccer came up a goal shy of a season opening win on Tuesday night as an overtime goal from Newberry downed the Crusaders 2-1.
The Wolves took an early advantage after a goal in the 19th minute gave them a 1-0 lead. The Crusaders took four shots in the opening 45-minutes but Newberry Brad Dixon keeper came up with three saves to keep the Wolves in front.
The Crusaders broke through in the 74th minute when Jonny Lind took advantage of a misplayed ball by the Newberry goalkeeper, evening the score for the Crusaders. Lind finished the game with four total shots including two on goal. As a team, the Crusaders finished with eight total shots including five on frame.
Regulation time would come to an end with the score tied 1-1. The Wolves took one more shot in the final two minutes of regulation but a save from Mateo Barzola would send the game into extra minutes.
Newberry would score the game winner in the 95th minute, scoring on a rebound from a blocked shot. Barzola finished with six saves in just over 95-minutes of action on Tuesday while North Greenville finished five total shots on goal.
The Crusaders fall to 0-1 on the season while the Wolves improved to 2-0. North Greenville will travel to Due West on September 10th to take on Erskine College in the first game of Conference Carolinas play.