Columbia, S.C. – North Greenville women’s soccer fell to 1-5 on the season Tuesday night after a 3-1 loss to Columbia International University.
CIU struck first in the final seconds of the fourth minute on an unassisted goal from Alanna Battermann. The Crusaders fought back and forced the action on the offensive end of the field but the Crusaders came up empty.
The Crusaders found themselves down 2-0 in the 34th minute when Battermann’s second goal found the bottom right corner of the goal on an assist from Naomi Reed. NGU got off three shots in the first half, two of which were saved by CIU keeper Sam Wommock.
North Greenville forced the action early in the second half with two shots in the opening five minutes. The third shot of the period would cut the CIU lead in half as Sara Forester’s first goal of the season cut the lead to 2-1, finding the top right corner of the net.
The Crusaders kept up the pressure for the rest of the half, getting off four more shots while forcing the CIU keeper to make three more saves but were unable to pull even with the Rams. Alanna Batterman, who was scoreless on the season heading into Tuesday’s match, completed the hat trick in the 81st minute with another goal to make the score 3-1.
The Crusaders finished the night with seven shots on goal and five corner kicks. Michelle Huddleston finished the night with three saves in the net. NGU had five corner kicks while the Rams committed 10-fouls.
North Greenville will host Limestone College on Saturday afternoon at 5pm.