Greensburg, PA - North Greenville men's lacrosse continued to fight through one of the most difficult schedules in Division II lacrosse on Saturday, falling to #6 Seton Hill 17 - 5 in non-conference men's lacrosse.
- Score: Crusaders - 5 / Griffins - 17
- Records: North Greenville 4 - 4 / Seton Hill 6 - 1
- Location: Dick's Field (Seton Hill University)
How it Happened
- Seton Hill nailed down an early lead when Sean Stanners scored on an assist from Jack Moran (0 - 1)
- The Crusaders answered quickly Hunter Burgett evened it at one goal one minute and a few seconds later.
- Alex Proly doubled it later on in the first quarter with a one-timer that gave North Greenville a brief 2 - 1 edge.
- The Griffins battened down on offense after North Greenville's only advantage of the game, scoring five unanswered on the Crusaders including three scores from John Hofseth to make it 6 - 2 with 4:22 left in the first.
- Derrick Shealy got NGU back on the positive side with a goal at 13:26 in the second to cut the Griffin lead in half (6 - 3).
- North Greenville's offense then hit a skid, going almost two full quarters without a goal. The Griffins took advantage, scoring eight goals consecutively to put the Crusaders in a 14 - 3 dilemma.
- Ethan Landreth broke the drought with 11:15 left in the game with another one from Alex Proly coming two minutes later.
- The Crusaders continued to claw but three more scores tacked on to an already big lead for the Griffins proved the difference as NGU suffered its fourth loss of the season.
Inside the North Greenville Box Score
- Alex Proly led the Crusaders with two goals and a team-high four groundballs.
- Ethan Landreth had a goal and three grounders for the Crusaders while Hunter Burgett also scored for North Greenville.
- Chris Wieckhorst led the Crusaders with a pair of caused turnovers to go along with three ground balls.
- Braeden Dixon faced 29 shots on goal from the Griffins and saved 12 of those shots. He fell to 4 - 4 as a starter in net.
Beyond the Box Score
- Seton Hill is the second top-10 team the Crusaders have faced in the month of march after taking on Tampa a week ago. The Crusaders also faced a top-25 opponent in Queens University in the third game of the season.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders return to league action on March 24th as the Emmanuel College Lions come to town for a 2 pm faceoff in Pepsi Stadium.