Belmont, N.C. – North Greenville women’s soccer team fell to 0-7-1 in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday after falling 4-0 to Belmont Abbey.
The Crusaders battled closely with second place Belmont Abbey, trailing by just one after the first half. The Crusaders from BAC scored the go ahead goal in the 13th minute as Cierra Skyers put her squad up 1-0 with an assist from Nicole Ferren.
North Greenville looked to tie the game early in the second half as Lindsay Tuten fired the first shot of the half but BAC keeper Kaitlyn Paul came up with her first save of the game to keep North Greenville scoreless.
Abbey would then strike for the second time as Tallee Zamiela would find her way through the North Greenville defense and score from 10-yards out to put the Crusaders up 2-0 over NGU in the 46th minute. BAC would score once more in the 56th minute, finding the back of the net on a rebound following a solid save by Madelynn Schober on a prior try. Allyson Elliot would get credit for that goal as well as one more in the 81st minute, taking advantage of an Abbey corner kick from Ferren, who totaled two assists for the game.
North Greenville continued to apply pressure to the BAC defense as Jaimie Schutt put NGU’s second shot on frame in the in the second period but came up empty as Paul earned her second save of the night. NGU keeper Madelynn Schober turned in another solid performance in the net for NGU, finishing with 10-saves in the net on 14-total shots from Belmont Abbey.
The Crusaders are now 2-9-1 on the season overall with four games remaining. The Crusaders will host the University of Mount Olive on Saturday afternoon at 2pm.