Crusaders Continue To Struggle Against Erskine
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Crusaders Continue To Struggle Against Erskine

Due West, SC – In their second Conference Carolinas match of the 2012 season, the North Greenville University women’s soccer team lost its fifth straight game, this time a 4-2 loss to the Flying Fleet of Erskine College.

Freshman forward Caroline Baker put the Crusaders ahead early with her second goal of the season in just the 2nd minute of play after crashing the net and placing her shot in the bottom of the net off of a rebound. However, the Flying Fleet scored goals of their own in the 13th, 19th and 32nd minutes of the first half to make the score 3-1 at the break.

Erskine’s Molly Harpe scored her second goal of the game in the 72nd minute to give the Flying Fleet a three goal advantage before an own goal off a free kick made the final score 4-2 in favor of Erskine.

The Flying Fleet recorded 15 shots in the game, including 11 shots on goal in comparison to just nine shots, six on goal, by the Crusader offense. Sophomore Taylor Kelley totaled seven saves in the game to up her season total to 33 saves in five games.

"Erskine wnated it more than us today," said head coach Rachel Baer. "We came out strong and then we let them back in the game. I don't define success by wins and losses but by how hard we work, and today we we not successfull. Every game is a new chance and a new opportunity though so hopefully we can get focused, stay positive and turn it around."

The Crusaders (0-5, 0-2 in Conference Carolinas) will be on the pitch again on Saturday, Sept. 22 as they travel to Wilson NC for a conference matchup with Barton College at 5 p.m.