Tigerville, SC – The Lady Crusader soccer team used two second half goals to defeat Erskine College 2-1 on Wednesday night in Pepsi Stadium.
The win is North Greenville’s third of the season and second in Conference Carolinas.
After a first half that saw neither team record a goal, the Lady Crusaders finally broke through with the game’s first goal in the 70th minute of play. Freshman forward Noelle Beasley scored her second goal of the season after receiving an assist from midfielder Brooke Domingo.
Senior Rebecca Stidham recorded her first goal of 2011 in the 71st minute off an assist from defender Erin McLureto give North Greenville a 2-0 lead.
The Flying Fleet tried to mount an unsuccessful comeback with a goal in the 84th minute but the Lady Crusader defense shut the door on any possible rally.
Senior keeper Regina Ibanga totaled five saves in the game as North Greenville outshot Erskine 23-16 on the night.
“We are taking some steps forward every single game,” said head coach Jesse McCormick. “It’s great to get a win against a quality conference opponent.”
The Lady Crusaders (3-5, 2-3 in conference) will look to put together back-to-back wins as they travel to Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, Oct. 1 to take on conference foe Queens University of Charlotte at 5 p.m.