Misenheimer, N.C. – North Greenville’s record setting season came to a close on Tuesday night after a 19-9 loss to Pfeiffer University in the first round of the Conference Carolinas playoffs.
The Crusaders fell behind early in the game as the Falcons scored twice in the opening minutes. Emily Colson got NGU on the board with a goal at the 21:41 mark to make the score 2-1.
Pfeiffer then outscored NGU 6-2 in a 13-minute stretch that found North Greenville trailing 8-3. Hanna Hawkins accounted for both goals for NGU as the Falcons stormed out to a four goal lead.
The Crusaders fought back though as Monica Colwell delivered a hat trick in the closing minutes of the period. A goal at 3:21 would get the ball rolling for Colwell and the Crusaders. She then found the back of the net twice more in the final 1:37 of the half to cut the Pfeiffer lead to 8-6.
The Falcons capped the half though as they took the final draw of the period and scored with 10-seconds left on the clock to extend the cushion to three-goals.
The Falcons used the momentum of the final goal in the first period to put NGU in an 11-point hole, scoring nine unanswered goals to open the second period. Emily Colson answered with consecutive goals for the Crusaders to cut the lead to 10.
The Falcons would score once more, that goal coming at the 3-minute mark. Monica Colwell would add her fourth goal of the game with 41-seconds remaining in the game to lead NGU scorers.
Colson finished the game with three goals for the Crusaders while Hanna Hawkins ended the night with two. Sydney Taylor took the loss for the Crusaders in the net, finishing the night with 14-saves. Sydney faced 33 shots from the Falcons while NGU shooters had 14 shots on goal.
The Crusaders finished the season 9-9 overall with a 4-4 mark in Conference Carolinas play.