Wingate, N.C.--After losing for the first time in four games, the North Greenville Women’s Lacrosse team could not get back into the win column, dropping an away game to Wingate University in Wingate, N.C. by a score of 17-8.
Wingate opened the scoring with a goal just two and a half minutes into the game. North Greenville responded with two goals in quick succession, as Taylor Kennington and Taylor Hames lead the Crusaders to a 2-1 lead with 22:24 left in the half.
The Bulldogs, however, would score four straight goals, three coming in the span of just one minute and 26 seconds. Emily Colson would get the Crusaders back on the scoreboard with her 15th goal of the season, followed by a goal by fellow Crusader Hanna Hawkins with 14:34 left to play in the first half.
Wingate scored twice before the half ended and the teams headed to the break at a score of 7-4 in favor of the Bulldogs.
Wingate took control in the second half, scoring seven goals and holding the Crusaders in the opening 20 minutes to push the advantage to 14-4. Hawkins finally got a goal back for North Greenville, scoring her 25th goal of the season while Colson bagged her second goal of the game just over two minutes later, making the score 14-6.
Another Wingate goal pushed the lead back to nine goals before two shots from Monica Colwell found the back of the net. The late push from the Crusaders was not enough as Wingate iced the game with two late goals to take the win, 17-8.
Hawkins, Colson and Colwell all finished the game with two goals apiece while Kennington and Hawkins each recorded an assist to pace the Crusader attack. Sydney Taylor spent the full 60 minutes in goal, producing 15 saves on 38 attempts.
The nonconference loss drops North Greenville to 8-5 on the season.
The Crusaders looks to get back in the win column at home as they take on the University of Alabama at Huntsville on Saturday, April 16. The match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.