Hartsville, S.C. – North Greenville women’s lacrosse dropped a 14-11 decision to Coker College in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon on the road.
North Greenville struggled with an aggressive Coker defense on Saturday as the Cobras caused 17 of NGU’s 19-turnovers. Coker finished the day with 13-turnovers, seven of which were caused by NGU defenders. Sydney Taylor led the charge for the North Greenville defense, causing three of the seven. Taylor also led NGU with three groundballs.
The Cobras jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the Crusaders before Aly Estes and Hannah Hawkins got NGU on the board with back-to-back goals to make the score 5-2 with 12-minutes left in the opening period. The Crusaders would head into halftime down 9-5 as the Cobras tacked on five more goals in the final minutes of the opening frame.
North Greenville scored twice in the first five minutes of the second half with goals from Estes and Jillian Cheisa that cut the deficit to three after a goal from the Cobras in the opening minutes of the second half. With the score at 10-7, three consecutive goals from the Cobras would put NGU in a deeper hole, trailing by six with 19:43-left.
Hanna Hawkins would tack on two scores while Rachel Kellogg and Emily Colson added one each but the Crusaders ran out of time as the Cobras tacked on one more goal in the final five minutes. North Greenville fell to 1-2 on the season after the loss.
Hawkins led the Crusaders with three goals on Saturday while Estes and Cheisa added two each. Sydney Taylor made 13-saves in goal for NGU. Maddison Boudreau led the team with two assists. The Crusaders were 14 of 18 on clears and collected nine draw-controls.
North Greenville’s next game will also be the team’s home opener when Virginia Wise travels to Tigerville for a 5pm start time. The game is scheduled for March 3rd at Pepsi Stadium.