Charlotte, NC – After a three-game home stand, the North Greenville University women’s soccer team took to the road on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Crusaders will return home with a 1-1 tie against the Royals of Queens University of Charlotte.
North Greenville scored the game’s first goal in the 16th minute after Jade Salle scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season. Midfielder Cara Cecil recorded her second assist of the year after she played a ball into the box that was finished by Salle go give the Lady Crusaders a 1-0 advantage.
After some halftime adjustments, the Royals evened the score at 1-1 with a goal in the 46th minute by Sami Striano.
The game proceeded to go into double overtime with neither team gaining an edge and ending in the Lady Crusaders first tie of 2011.
North Greenville recorded just seven shots in the game compared to 16 by Queens as keeper Regina Ibanga totaled five saves in the contest.
“Overall, it was another game where we took some steps forward,” said head coach Jesse McCormick. “Even in overtime I felt like we continued to grow and just never finished the opportunities we were given.”
The Lady Crusaders (3-5-1, 2-3-1 in conference) will continue their four-game road trip with a game against St. Andrews College on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Laurinburg, N.C. at 2 p.m.