Tigerville, S.C. –North Greenville’s 2017 season came to a close on Saturday afternoon after a 12-3 loss to Mount Olive in the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas tournament.
Mount Olive got off to a quick start, scoring five goals in the first five minutes of play. The Crusaders got on the board with 8:51 left on the first half clock as Monica Colwell scored her first of the game, cutting the UMO lead to four goals.
Madison Boudreau tacked on another first half goal for the Crusaders to counter the Trojans’ six score of the game to make the count 6-2 at halftime. Mount Olive finished the first half with 12 shots on goal while North Greenville fired off six. Both keepers had a solid first half, racking up six saves each.
Mount Olive picked up where it left off in the first half, scoring the next five goals to extend its lead to 11-2. Madeline Wnuk scored with 8:19 left in the final half to put the Trojans up by nine. The Crusaders got a little extra momentum in the final minutes on Monica Colwell’s second of the game cutting the lead to eight points with 1:57 left.
UMO tacked on a final goal with 28-seconds left on a free-position shot from Kriston Guerra to finish off the game. In the end, the Trojans finished with 24 shots on goal with Sydney Taylor stopping 12 of those attempts. Saffron Snethen led the Trojans with the hat-trick.
Monica Colwell led North Greenville with two goals on the day while Madison Boudreau had one. Jillian Cheisa had four groundballs while Sydney Taylor finished with five.
The Crusaders wrap up the season with a 10-9 record and a 6-4 mark in Conference Carolinas play.