Brevard, N.C. – North Greenville Women’s Soccer earned a non-conference win on Tuesday afternoon with a 2-1 win over Brevard College.
The Crusaders got off to a quick start scoring in the first 20 seconds of the game. Arianna Perry hooked up with Rylee Marks who connected form 25-yards out to give NGU a 1-0 lead. The goal and the assist were both firsts for Marks and Perry. NGU’s first goal was set up by Ashton Robinson who intercepted an errant pass by Brevard.
The Tornados were able to pull themselves back into the match in the 64th minute when sophomore Ashley Hughes forced a turnover in midfield and launched a strong strike from nearly 35-yards out, beating NGU’s junior keeper Maddie Schober to even the tally at one goal a piece.
North Greenville responded quickly though as Ashton Robinson fired from distance, catching the Brevard keeper off guard, netting the ball just inside the near post, earning the Crusaders a 2-1 advantage in the 67th minute. North Greenville remained composed the final 23-minutes of the match, holding the Tornadoes scoreless, earning the team’s first win since the season opener on September 2nd.
The Tornadoes were short no effort on Tuesday as they outshot the Crusaders 14-12 and held a 54% possession advantage over NGU. North Greenville Keeper Maddie Schober finished with nine saves while Brevard’s Elise Youmans had seven. Karis Hoover and Megan Robertson also turned in solid defensive performances for the Crusaders.
NGU improves to 2-5 on the season and look for its first Conference Carolinas win on Saturday against King University in Bristol, Tennessee. The Crusaders and Tornado will kickoff at 1pm.