Tigerville – North Greenville’s season opener versus the Carson Newman Eagles didn’t go as planned for the Crusaders who dropped a 7-0 decision.
Carson-Newman scored four times in the first 20-minutes of the opening half, starting with a goal at the 10:20 mark on the clock by Tobias Solem Karlsen. Karlsen would go on to score three more times in the first half, accounting for all four of the Eagle goals. Twice Karlsen was the beneficiary of assists from Thaylan Silva as well as helpers from Harrison Collins and Will Sainsbury-Logan.
The Crusaders got off a pair of shots on frame but both attempts were stopped, keeping NGU scoreless.
Carson-Newman kept up the pressure in the second half. Goals in the 53rd and 61st minute put the Crusaders in a 6-0 hole. North Greenville continued to battle but couldn’t get much started in the way of offense. Bryan Castillo and Kike Molina would both fire shots but each would be sopped while a corner from Irvin Longsworth would also come up empty.
The Eagles added a score in the 75th minute to make it seven.
Kike Molina led North Greenville with a pair of shots on goal and four shots overall while Ben McKay and Bryan Castillo Pina added a shot each.
Dawson Martin led the keepers with nine saves while Noah Kendric stopped five. Kendrick was credited with the loss.
Next Time Out
The Crusaders head south to take on North Georgia at 7 PM on September 9th.