Tigerville, SC - North Greenville suffered a noble 3-0 loss to the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne University this evening. A highly productive LRU offense proved to be too much to handle. After allowing three goals in the first half, NGU was able to keep the Bears off the board in the second half. Taylor Harvey led the Crusaders offense with two shots, both on goal.
Although NGU's shots were numbered, Mackenzie Neff recorded the first shot of the match early on, which was saved. From there, Lenoir-Rhyne's offense went to work, with a goal scoring ten minutes into the half by Hannah Van Eerden. After a series of shots, the Bears would strike again approximately fifteen minutes later when Madi Kyle found the back of the net from inside the box. Judith Verdaguer would put LR's third goal of the half on the board as Lenoir-Rhyne would enter halftime with a 3-0 lead.
The Bears continued to post shots early on in the second half, recording five within the first fifteen minutes. North Greenville's first shot of the half would come with 24 minutes remaining, an on goal shot by Kayla Cruse. The Crusaders would put up one last shot late in the game when NGU Taylor Harvey put one up from the close right wing. Ultimately, Lenoir-Rhyne kept NGU off the board for the shutout.
North Greenville will wrap up the regular season this Saturday in Tigerville when they take on the Warriors of Southern Wesleyan University.