The North Greenville women’s team (11-4) got a goal from freshman forward Leah Ward (Waynesville, NC) with two minutes left in the first half and junior goalkeeper Jessica Binkley (Simpsonville, SC) made it stand up with several key saves in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Emmanuel College 1-0 on the road Saturday.
Ward took a through ball from senior Bridgett Smith (Weaverville, NC) and converted the game winner. Ward has scored seven goals in three games and the Crusaders have now won three straight games, and seven of their last eight.
First year Coach Jesse McCormick’s young team clinched a number one seed to the NCCAA South Regional Tournament with the victory.
Check out the Crusader’s regional tournament schedule at ngcrusaders.com on Monday afternoon.