Tigerville, S.C. –North Greenville’s late rally fell short on Saturday evening as Alabama-Huntsville earned a 12-8 decision over the Crusaders on senior day.
The Crusaders were outscored 8-3 in the first half as the visiting Chargers gained a commanding lead. Fell behind early but evened the score at 1-1 on Emily Colson’s first goal of the game, leaving 19:58 on the first half clock.
Huntsville then rattled off five unanswered goals to take a 6-1 lead before Hanna Hawkins scored for the Crusaders to pull NGU to within four. Taylor Kennington would tack on one more goal for NGU to make the score 7-3. The Chargers closed the half with their eighth goal of the game, coming with 25-seconds left, sending NGU to halftime down five.
The Chargers would tack on another to advance their lead to six. North Greenville would then answer with back-to-back goals for the first time in the game to cut the lead to 9-5. Hawkins and Colson would both score their second goals of the game to pull NGU to within four.
The Chargers were equal to the task though, answering with three un-answered one timers of their own. The goals, scored at the 16-minute mark, the eight-minute mark, and the five-minute mark would put NGU in a six-goal hole for the second time of the game.
North Greenville would score the final three goals of the game as Natalie Dufresne, Colson, and Kennington would score to cut the lead back down to four but the Chargers would run the clock in the final minute of the game, handing NGU its seventh loss of the season.
Colson led the Crusaders with three-goals while Kennington, and Hawkins both had two goals each. Sydney Taylor finished with eight saves in net. NGU will close the season with consecutive conference games against Converse College and Belmont Abbey on April 21st and 23rd.