Tigerville, S.C. - Monica Colwell scored three-goals on Wednesday night as North Greenville topped Emmanuel College 11-7 to improve to 3-2 in league play.
The two squads traded goals to open the game with NGU striking first. Emily Colson gave the Crusaders a 1-0 lead but the Lions evened the score at 1-1 less than a minute later. Colwell and Hawkins would also score in the opening minutes of the game but Emmanuel was equal to the task, tying the score at three.
Colwell's second goal of the game gave NGU a 4-3 edge while Sarah Smith's goal at 7:30 gave the Crusaders a two goal cushion, the largest lead of the night for NGU thus far. North Greenville would tack on three more goals in the period while the Lions added two more, making the score 9-5 at intermission.
The defenses would step up in the second period as he scoring slowed. Samantha Poppleton scored her only goal of the game at the 24:38 mark to give NGU a 9-5 lead. It was the first of just three goals for NGU in the period.
Emmanuel cut North Greenville's lead to 9-6 with a goal a minute later but Taylor Hames would come through for North Greenville as she found the back of the net on an assist from Taylor Kennington to regain a four goal edge for the Crusaders.
Emmanuel would answer with a goal at 12:47 but Taylor Kennington would punch in the final nail with a goal at 1:25 to secure North Greenville's four-point victory over the lions.
Emily Colson and Hanna Hawkins added two goals for NGU. Colson also added team high two assists. Sydney Taylor earned the win with 11-saves while Kennington and Sarah Smith led NGU with three ground balls.
The Crusaders will host Chowan College at 1pm on Saturday afternoon in Tigerville.