Rome, GA—Monica Colwell scored two goals a caused three turnovers on Saturday while Sydney Taylor added seven saves in the cage, leading North Greenville to a 13-12 win over Shorter University.
North Greenville trailed the Hawks 8-4 at halftime. The Hawks led 5-3 with 14:35 left in the first half but Colwell’s second goal of the half cut the deficit to one. The hawks finished the half with three unanswered scores to carry a four-point edge into the intermission.
Shorter scored the first goal of the second half to extend the lead to five. The Crusaders were able to answer with back-to-back scores as Hanna Hawkins and Brenis Napoli scored their firsts of the game, pulling North Greenville to within three at 9-6.
Shorter looked to be in control late in the game, leading 12-8 with 14:16 left on the clock. North Greenville still had some gas in the tank though, turning up the offensive pressure in the final minutes of play as an Aly Estes goal sparked a furious comeback for NGU.
Estes’ goal was the first of five unanswered scores for the Crusaders. Estes added another goal during the run while Madison Boudreau scored the equalizer, evening the score at 12-12. Jillian Cheisa scored the go-ahead goal for NGU, taking a pass from Hawkins and giving NGU a 13-12 lead.
North Greenville held on the final seven minutes of play, causing two Hawk turnovers to aide the cause. Shorter had one more chance in the final seconds of the game, causing an NGU turnover but the Hawks failed to clear as the clock ticked to zero.
Cheisa and Estes also had two goals for North Greenville to match Colwell. Colwell also led NGU with four groundballs.
The win over Shorter snapped a four game losing skid and improved the Crusaders to 2-4 overall. North Greenville will host Barton College on March 16th at Pepsi Stadium.