North Greenville dropped a nonconference contest with a final score of 3-0 against an aggressive team in the Carson-Newman Eagles. Although the Eagles put together a 37-shot performance, Noah Kendrick held up strong at goalkeeper with 11 saves. The Crusaders recorded 7 shots of their own.
NGU's defense was put to the test early as C-N's first shot came just 1:30 into the match. The first goal of the match was scored in the 20th minute by Carson-Newman's Tom Rankin, his first of the season. At the half, the Eagles led 1-0 with 17 shots while North Greenville recorded 3 shots.
North Greenville continued to be challenged defensively as Carson-Newman continued to put up as many shots as possible. Ten minutes in, the Eagles added a second goal, which was scored by Ashley Kelynack and assisted by Kensho Yoshikoshi. Kelynack would come through again 13 minutes later to score C-N's third goal of the match. The Eagles would continue to post shots, but Kendrick continued to hold his own with 7 saves in the half.
Noah Kendrick performed well at goalkeeper with 11 saves.
Ben Mackay was the only Crusader to record multiple shots with 3 total.
Will Moy provided the only shot on goal for NGU.
Up next for North Greenville is the first conference match of the season September 8th against the Erskine Flying Fleet in Due West, SC.