Due West, S.C. – Sydney Taylor recorded her second shutout as a collegiate goalie while Christy Beaman recorded her first collegiate goal, leading North Greenville to an 18-0 shutout of Erskine College.
The win puts North Greenville at 8-6 overall and 5-3 in league play. The Crusaders piled on 12-goals in the first half. Madison Boudreau put the Fleet in an early hole, scoring three consecutive times in under four minutes of play. Madison Boudreau and Emily Colson tacked on a pair of scores to extend the lead to five with 26:31.
North Greenville’s offense turned up the head in the first half, firing off 19 shots on goal compared to just six for Erskine. Defensively, the Crusaders caused four turnovers during the 60-minute match but took advantage of some sloppy play by the Fleet who finished with 20-team turnovers for the game. NGU collected 12-ground balls led by Jillian Cheisa who had three.
The Crusaders slowed down the pace in the second half but continued to pressure the Fleet offense. Brenis Napoli scored the first goal of the half, which extended NGU’s lead to 13-0 while Boudreau’s fourth score of the game pushed it to 14-points with 22:35. Aly Estes would get the assist on the Boudreau score for her first helper of the game.
Boudreau would find the net once more with 7:45 left while three other players also scored in the final minutes of the game. Beaman’s first career goal was the final nail for NGU, extending the lead to 18-points with just 2:02 left on the clock. NGU successfully ran out the clock for its first shutout of the season.
Boudreau led the Crusaders with five goals, scoring on five of her seven shots on goal. Brenis Napoli tacked on three goals of her own while Rachel Kellogg had two scores. Taylor finished the game with nine saves to spearhead the scoreless campaign for the Flying Fleet.
North Greenville will wrap up the 2017 home schedule on Tuesday night against the 7th ranked Limestone Saints. The Crusaders and Saints are scheduled for a 7pm start time.