Aggressive attack on offense leads NGU to win over Falcons

March 18, 20171st2ndFinal
North Greenville8917
Stats at a GlanceUMNGU
Ground Balls2229
Draw Controls816
Free Position Attempts0-00-0
Stats LeadersUMNGU
GoalsHudak - 2
Hanna Hawkins - 4
AssistsSarah Smith - 2
Monica Colwell - 2
Ground Balls Culver - 3
Hudak - 3
Sydney Taylor - 5
Saves Ahmed - 6
Sydney Taylor - 5
Aggressive attack on offense leads NGU to win over Falcons
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Aggressive attack on offense leads NGU to win over Falcons

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville won its third consecutive game on Saturday afternoon with a 17-5 win over Montevallo.

The Crusaders have outscored opponents 49-18 in the last three wins including an 18-point victory over Barton on Thursday. The Crusaders are now 4-4 on the season. The Crusaders took an 8-3 lead before half, riding the momentum of two scores from Rachel Kellogg. Monica Colwell also got in on the scoring action with the final goal of the half while also dishing out an assist.

The Falcons were held scoreless by NGU until the 19-minute mark with a goal to cut NGU’s lead to 4-1. Montevallo would tack on two more before the first period buzzer but North Greenville limited the damage behind a solid performance from keeper Sydney Taylor with the help of an aggressive defensive effort.

North Greenville finished with 11 caused turnovers on defense led by Madison Boudreau who had three. Sydney Taylor led the team with five groundballs while Boudreau had four. The Falcons turned the ball over 25-times leading to several extra opportunities for the NGU offense.

Rachel Kellogg got the offense going in the second half as well, scoring her third of the game less than a minute in. Madison Boudreau tacked on a goal seconds later to extend the lead to 10-3. The Crusaders were on cruise for the final 28-minutes of play. NGU fired off 26-shots on goal, during the non-conference contest while limiting the Falcons to just 10.

Taylor finished the day with nine total saves. Kellogg scored three times on the day but Hanna Hawkins was the leader on offense with four goals. Boudreau also scored three goals while two other players scored twice.

North Greenville will host Converse College on March 24th at 6pm in Pepsi Stadium.