Wilson, N.C. - North Greenville tied with Barton College today in a match that went into two overtimes. This gives the Crusaders their first tie of the season and are now 0-3-1.
In the first half, Barton would go on to strike first as Rafael Ribiero would set up fellow Bulldog Alex Blake to score (15:09) off the post and take a 1-0 lead over the Crusaders. It would not take long for NGU to retaliate as North Greenville’s Jonny Lind set up David Beccera to put the ball in the net from twenty yards out and tie the game up at 1 all.
North Greenville and Barton College managed to stay tied throughout the second half. Barton would attempt to go up on NGU with three shots on goal in the second half with Mateo Barzola recording saves for all three. North Greenville had several shots taken from Jonny Lind, Jake Quinn and David Beccera to try to break the tie but none could find net.
Barton was determined to take the game in the first overtime by firing four shots at the goal but none would go past Mateo Barzola to decide the game. NGU’s lone shot in the first overtime went wide right as Vitor Tarpinian’s attempt to end the game fell short.
Both North Greenville and Barton fired two shots in the second overtime but none could find the net past either goalkeeper to win the game. Mateo Barzola finished the game with 7 saves bringing his season total up to 43. David Beccera’s goal is his first of the season. The assist on Beccera’s shot gives Jonny Lind his first of the season.
The Crusaders will travel to Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 to take on the Columbia International University Rams.