Young Harris, GA – Looking to put together back-to-back wins, the North Greenville University women’s soccer program took to the road for a match against Young Harris College. However, the Mountain Lions came away with the 2-1 victory on Wednesday evening.
“The mood on the field today was very somber and I believe it was due to remembering what happened twelve years ago,” said head coach Rachel Baer. “Both teams struggled to find energy and momentum and even the fans were more quiet than usual.”
“We definitely let this one slip away. We had our chances and just couldn’t finish it off. I hope this gives us confidence moving forward knowing that we can play with teams at this level,” Baer continued. “We will use this as motivation and be ready to go this weekend.”
The game was scoreless for much of the first half until Young Harris was able to net a goal in the 45th minute of action, scoring off of a missed shot to gain the 1-0 advantage at the half.
Crusader freshman Rebekah Anderson scored her first career goal in the 48th minute as junior Ansley Dobbs crossed a ball that Anderson placed in the back of the net to even the score at one goal apiece.
The Mountain Lions responded with a goal of their own as Candace Edwards scored her second goal of the game in the 59th minute to go ahead by one goal and hang on for the win.
Junior goalkeeper Katie Tate recorded a season-high 13 saves in the game as Young Harris put 15 shots on goal compared to just seven shots on goal by North Greenville.
The Crusaders (1-2, 0-0 Conference Carolinas) will be in action again on Saturday, Sept. 14 in Tigerville as they host Brevard College at 7 p.m. in Pepsi Stadium.