Men's Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season With Win

October 28, 20171st2ndFinal
North Greenville303
North Georgia112
NGU14:18Casey Brady (Keletso Mathathe )
NGU20:04Keletso Mathathe (Dillon Erkens )
NGU26:56Dillon Erkens
UNG31:15Alex Grant
UNG46:30Alex Grant (Gabriel Garcia )
NGUJames Miller90:0025
UNGCade Minton90:0033
Stats at a GlanceNGUUNG
Shots (on Goal)8 (6) 16 (7)
Corner Kicks48
Yellow Cards11
Men's Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season With Win
Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Alan Kahaly
Men's Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season With Win

Dahlonega, GA – North Greenville ended the regular season on a positive note with a non-conference victory over the North Georgia Nighthawks 3-2. The Crusaders stunned the Nighthawks with three unanswered goals in the first 27 minutes of the game.

With the regular season complete, North Greenville's five wins are the most in a season since 2011 when NGU put together an 8-7 regular season.

The Basics

  • Score: North Greenville – 3 / North Georgia – 2
  • Location: UNG Soccer Complex (Dahlonega, Georgia)
  • Records: NGU – 5-9-1, 3-6-1 CC / UNG – 8-7-0, 5-2-0 PBC

How it Happened

  • North Greenville were the aggressors out of the gate, taking the first four shots of the game.
  • The third of those four shots resulted in a header goal by Casey Brady with an assist by Keletso Mathathe in the 15th minute of the game. The goal was Brady's first of the season.
  • 20 minutes into the first half, NGU struck again with Keletso Mathathe's first goal of the season. Dillon Erkens recorded an assist.
  • Erkens then scored his second goal of the season just past the 31 minute mark.
  • North Georgia was finally able to get on the board with a goal by Alex Grant, which was his eighth of the season.
  • A minute and a half into the second half, Alex Grant scored UNG's second goal with an assist by Gabriel Garcia.
  • Gareth Greene was charged with a yellow card near the 70 minute mark.
  • Five minutes later, North Georgia's Daniel Joyce was also charged with a yellow card.
  • The Crusaders would not get a single shot off in the second half, but four saves by James Max Miller in the second half would help NGU hang on to win the game.

The Good Guys

  • Dillon Erkens - 1 Goal, 2 Shots, 2 Shots on Goal, 1 Assist
  • Casey Brady - 1 Goal, 1 Shot, 1 Shot on Goal
  • Keletso Mathathe - 1 Goal, 1 Shot, 1 Shot on Goal, 1 Assist
  • Chris Inman - 2 Shots, 1 Shot on Goal
  • James Miller - 5 Saves

The Other Team

  • Alex Grant - 2 Goals, 4 Shots, 2 Shots on Goal
  • Carl Ludwig Eriksson - 2 Shots, 1 Shot on Goal
  • Michael Akin - 2 Shots, 1 Shot on Goal
  • Jordan Day - 2 Shots, 1 Shot on Goal

Next Time Out

  • Next up for the Crusaders is the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Due to the Emmanuel Lions being ineligible for postseason play, North Greenville is likely to enter the tournament as a #8 seed.