North Greenville thumps Shorter in season opener

February 07, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville258722
Stats at a GlanceNGUSU
Ground Balls2713
Draw Controls00
Free Position Attempts0-00-0
Extra Man Opportunities8-121-4
Stats LeadersNGUSU
GoalsAustin Dixon - 5
Ethan Landreth - 5
Jordan Coates - 2
AssistsAustin Dixon - 3
Chris Carpenter - 3
Jacob Woodard - 1
Tate Tatum - 1
Ground Balls Logan Bryant - 15
Jacob Woodard - 2
River Ledbetter - 2
Jordan Coates - 2
Jake Mathews - 2
Face-offs Logan Bryant - 23-28
Jake Mathews - 4-22
Saves Braeden Dixon - 8
Garry Robinson - 18
North Greenville thumps Shorter in season opener
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
North Greenville thumps Shorter in season opener

Rome, GA—North Greenville men’s lacrosse exploded out of the gates on Wednesday to take down Shorter 22 – 5 in the 2018 season opener.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 22 / Shorter – 5
  • Records: NGU 1 – 0 / Shorter 0 – 2
  • Location: Shorter University (Ben Brady Field)

How it Happened

  • The two squads traded goals early on in the first half. Chris Carpenter and Austin Dixon scored for the Crusaders to make it 2-2 at the start of the second quarter.
  • North Greenville then scored eight unanswered goals, a streak which extended into the third period. Chris Carpenter and Austin Zumbado both scored twice during this stretch which gave NGU a stranglehold on the contest.
  • The Hawks tacked on a second goal at the 8:33 mark of the third quarter to cut the NGU lead to 10-3.
  • The Crusaders answered with four straight goals including a pair from Ethan Landreth to go up 14-3.
  • North Greenville answered another Shorter goal with another streak of eight unanswered scores. Austin Dixon scored three times during the stretch as NGU went up 22-5.
  • Shorter tacked on one more goal in the final minutes of the game to cut North Greenville’s lead to 17.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Austin Dixon led North Greenville with five goals and three assists on offense while Ethan Landreth also added five goals.
  • Chris Carpenter added four goals and three assists of his own.
  • Braeden Dixon was credited with the win, finishing the night with eight saves in 40:35-minutes of work.

Inside the Shorter Box Score

  • Jordan Coates led the Hawks with two goals on the night while three others had three scores.
  • Garry Robinson was issued the loss after allowing 17-goals while collecting 18-saves in 45-minutes of action.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will host Coker College at 2 pm on Saturday afternoon in Pepsi Stadium.