Tigerville, S.C. -- North Greenville women's lacrosse came up short on Friday night in a 9-8 loss to UVA Wise in a double-overtime thriller.
The Crusaders took control early as Hanna Hawkins, who tied for lead scorer with 2, scored back-to-back goals to take a 2-0 lead. Later on, Madison Boudreau would score her only goal in the game but also contributed with a team high 6 groundballs.
The Cavaliers would respond soon after with a goal of their own but NGU’s Jillian Chelsa would answer to keep NGU’s advantage at 3. The Cavs answered late though as they scored four unanswered to take a 5-4 lead at halftime.
NGU would open the scoring in the second half as Sarah Smith scored her first of two goals to even the score at 5-5. The Cavs once again responded to NGU’s score with a string of three consecutive scores to take an 8-5 advantage.
North Greenville found some life late in the period as a goal from Emily Colson sparked a comeback. The Colson goal pulled NGU to within two, trailing 8-6. Monica Colwell would pile on a score of her own with 6:35 left to inch the Crusaders closer. The equalizer would come from Sarah Smith with 4:31 left in the game as she took a Colwell pass in for her second goal of the game, evening the score at 8-8.
In overtime both teams would commit a turnover before time would expire. As fast as the second overtime came, it also ended. The Cav’s were able to take control of the ball off of the first draw control and score in the first 20 seconds.
Defensively the Crusaders were led by Monica Colwell who had three caused turnovers. Colwell, Hawkins, and Candace Petit led the team with four groundballs. Sydney Taylor finished the night with 10-saves in the cage.
The Lady Crusaders will play the University of Mount Olive on March 7th at home. The game is scheduled to start at 2p.m.