Tigerville, S.C. – 10-players scored for North Greenville on Saturday afternoon including Alex Proly who led with four scores as NGU downed Chowan 18-12 in conference lacrosse action.
The Crusaders piled on 12-goals in the first half and limited the Hawks to just two scores on the defensive end to carry a 10-goal lead into intermission. Proly capitalized on two shots in the first half while Braeden Dixon collected two saves after facing just four total chances in the cage.
North Greenville fired off 26-shots on the goal in the first period and 46 for the entire game. Chowan keeper Markis Harrison saved 28 of the shots he faced.
Both teams added four goals in the third period to make the score 16-6. Chowan wasn’t finished though, turning in a solid fourth quarter. They outscored NGU 6-2 in the fourth quarter, making things a little uncomfortable for the Crusaders who once led by 10-goals.
Tyler Holland and scored for NGU at 14:02 mark, but Hayden Ruckhaber added NGU’s 18th goal of the game with 5:24 left. Chowan ended the game on a 4-0 run, but NGU’s defense did enough to keep the Hawks in check to preserve the win.
Offensively, Austin Dixon was responsible for three goals while Tyler Holland and Jake Foster both scored twice. Rucker also scored twice for NGU. Jon Watson and Logan Bryant led the Crusaders with 14 and 13 ground balls respectively while Dixon led the team with two assists.
The Crusaders improved to 6-5 overall and 2-1 in league play, snapping a four game skid. NGU will host Conference Carolinas leading Limestone College on Tuesday night. Faceoff between the Crusaders and the number one ranked Saints is scheduled for 7pm.