Offensive struggles cost NGU in loss to Mount Olive

April 21, 20181st2ndFinal
North Greenville112
Mount Olive9716
Stats at a GlanceNGUUMO
Ground Balls1946
Draw Controls613
Free Position Attempts0-14-14
Stats LeadersNGUUMO
GoalsHanna Hawkins - 2
AssistsJillian Cheisa - 1
Ground Balls Sydney Taylor - 8
Saves Sydney Taylor - 16
Offensive struggles cost NGU in loss to Mount Olive
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Offensive struggles cost NGU in loss to Mount Olive

Mount Olive – North Greenville faced a tough road test on Saturday to wrap up the 2018 regular season, falling to second place Mount Olive.

The Basics

  • Score: Crusaders – 2 / Trojans – 16
  • Records: North Greenville 12 – 5 (7 – 3) / Mount Olive 13 – 4 (9 – 1)
  • Location: Ray McDonald Complex (Mount Olive, North Carolina)

How it Happened

  • NGU was able to provide little on the offensive end of the field on Saturday. Hanna Hawkins scored NGU’s only first-half goal with 20:10 left on the clock, answering a 5 – 0 run from Mount Olive.
  • The Trojans would go on to score four more goals in the first period to take a 9 – 1 lead into intermission.
  • UMO kept NGU scoreless for a majority of the second period. The Trojans tacked on seven unanswered scores after halftime to take a 16 – 1 edge.
  • Hanna Hawkins added North Greenville’s only other goal with six seconds left in the game which made the score 16 – 2.
  • Mount Olive fired 43 total shots on Saturday including 32 shots on goal compared to just five for the Crusaders.
  • Defensively, the Trojans kept NGU from getting much going on the offensive half of the pitch, causing 14 – turnovers.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Hanna Hawkins scored NGU’s only two goals on Saturday to go along with two grounders and a caused turnover.
  • Sydney Taylor led the team with eight grounders to go along with 16 saves in a busy day in the net.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders earned the fourth seed in the Conference Carolinas tournament and the chance to host a quarterfinals game on Wednesday night against Chowan at 6 pm.