Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville women’s lacrosse fought off a feisty Lees-McRae squad on Wednesday night to earn its third Conference Carolinas win of the season.
- Score: Crusaders – 11 / Bobcats – 9
- Records: North Greenville 7 – 4 (3 – 2) / Lees-McRae 1 – 6 (1 – 4)
- Location: Pepsi Stadium (Tigerville, South Carolina)
How it Happened
- Hanna Hawkins put North Greenville on the board first with a goal at the 29:22 mark. Aly Estes capitalized on another opportunity later on in the period which made it 2 – 0.
- The Bobcats cut NGU’s lead in half at 19:26 when Anna Lingle scored her second of the season which made it 2 – 1.
- Rachel Kellogg scored on back-to-back possession for North Greenville while Emily Colson added her first of the contest to give NGU its largest lead thus far at 5 – 1.
- The Bobcats tacked on a pair of scores at 5:33 and 3:03 to cut the NGU lead to just two at the break.
- Rachel Kellogg’s third goal of the game would serve as the icebreaker in the second half while extending North Greenville cushion to three goals.
- Peyton LeCompte made it 6 – 4 with Lees-McRae’s first score of the second half but the Crusaders countered again with Rachel Kellogg finding the back of the net once again.
- The Bobcats tacked on the next two scores (7 – 6) but Hanna Hawkins and another from Kellogg a few minutes later gave the Crusaders some breathing room at 9 – 6.
- The Bobcats came on strong in the final minutes of the game with three unanswered scores including two from Tiffany Laster to pull even.
- The game looked to be headed to overtime after the Bobcats evened it up with 2:49 left in the period.
- With 1:10 left in the game Jillian Chiesa's found the back of the net, breaking an almost 10-minute scoring drought for North Greenville and putting NGU back on top.
- The Crusaders gained control of the ensuing draw and immediately put the game out of reach as Aly Estes sprinted and scored leaving 54-seconds on the clock.
- Emily Colson snagged the next draw control for North Greenville as NGU ran out the clock and preserved the league win.
Inside the North Greenville Box Score
- Rachel Kellogg led NGU in scoring with four goals.
- Emily Colson added a pair of scores on offense along with Estes and Hawkins who both also had two goals.
- Jillian Chiesa's go-ahead score was her only goal of the game but the sophomore led the Crusaders with five groundballs and four caused turnovers.
- Sydney Taylor earned the win in the net with nine saves. She is now 7 – 4 on the season.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders get little time to celebrate Wednesday’s win as Chowan comes to Tigerville on Saturday afternoon for a 1 pm draw. Tigerville,