Crusaders Secure Tournament Berth
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Crusaders Secure Tournament Berth

Tigerville, SC- Despite being shutout 3-0 at the hands of Belmont Abbey College, the North Greenville University women’s soccer program secured a spot in the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the first time in school history.

Belmont Abbey earned a 1-0 halftime lead after a goal by Sarah Silapaxay in the 29th minute of play.

The Crusaders of Belmont would go on to score two more goals in the 71st and 87th minutes of the game to earn a 3-0 road victory.

Junior keeper Katie Tate totaled three saves in the loss as Belmont Abbey outshot North Greenville 8-4 in the contest.

Aside from the home loss, the Crusader soccer program ended the day on a high note with the announcement of a berth in the Conference Carolinas Tournament.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be in this situation,” said head coach Rachel Baer. “We have come a long way as a program in the last few years and the girls absolutely deserve this opportunity. I know they are ready for the challenge and I am so thankful for the chance to compete in postseason play. Whatever happens from here on out, we will praise Jesus for the opportunity.”

North Greenville (7-9, 4-5 in conference) will travel to Barton College on Monday, Nov. 4 for a matchup in Wilson, NC with a time still to be determined.