Banner Elk, N.C. – NGU improved to 4-2 in league play on Saturday after a 7-5 win over Lees-McRae in a game that was shortened due to poor field conditions.
The Crusaders took an early 2-0 lead with goals from Rachel Kellogg and Madison Boudreau. The Bobcats stormed back to score three unanswered to take a 3-2 lead. North Greenville’s offense took over the game after the quick run from Lees-McRae though, scoring three straight to end the first period.
Kellogg and Boudreau both scored their second of the game while Sarah Smith tacked on a goal with 6:52 left on the clock to give NGU a 5-3 lead. The lead would stick for the final minutes with North Greenville leading by three goals at intermission.
Boudreau kicked off the second half with her third of the game to extend the lead to 6-3. Boudreau hooked up with Hawkins on the assists to extend NGU’s lead to four goals. Kellogg would also come through for North Greenville with her third of the game as well to take a 7-3 advantage.
The Bobcats scored twice more, once at the 22:21 mark and another at the 17:15 mark before the game was called by game officials, improving North Greenville to 7-4 overall. The win improved Sydney Taylor to 7-4 overall as a starter in the cage for NGU. Taylor finished with five saves on the day.
North Greenville will take on Belmont Abbey at 5:30pm in Tigerville on April 5th.