Tigerville, SC – The North Greenville women’s soccer team improved its chances of making the postseason with a 2-1 victory over King University on Tuesday night in Pepsi Stadium.
"I am thrilled for this victory," said head coach Rachel Baer. "This was our third game in four days and the girls dug deep and fought so hard. I couldn't be more proud."
The Crusaders gained an early lead in the 33rd minute of play when freshman Lindsay Tuten scored her sixth goal of the season after finishing the rebound off her own shot. North Greenville carried the one-goal lead through the halftime break.
North Greenville put its second goal in the back of the net midway through the second half when junior Franki Jumper netted her first goal of the season on an assist from freshman Courtney Etheridge in the 68th minute.
King fought back with a goal of its own in the 75th minute but the Crusader defense held strong for the 2-1 victory at home.
Junior keeper Katie Tate totaled three saves in the win as North Greenville recorded 12 shots compared to just five by the Tornado.
"This was such a hard-fought match and I'm proud of my team for giving it their all," said senior Marguerite Motsinger. "This is a great way to go into the last two games of the season."
With the victory, North Greenville is now sixth overall in the Conference Carolinas’ standings with two games left to play. The Crusaders (6-8, 3-4 Conference Carolinas) will host Erskine College at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Tigerville.