Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville overcame a slow start on Wednesday afternoon to down Lees-McRae College to improve to 2 – 0 in Conference Carolinas play.
- Score: Crusaders – 19 / Bobcats – 9
- Records: North Greenville 6 – 4 (2 – 0) / Lees-McRae 1 – 3 (0 – 3)
- Location: Pepsi Stadium (Tigerville, South Carolina)
How it Happened
- North Greenville broke through first with consecutive scores from Chris Carpenter and Corey Long in the first quarter.
- Carpenter would score his second of the game with 7:42 on the first-period clock but an outmanned Lees-McRae squad scored a pair of first-quarter tallies and trailed by just one.
- (Derrick Shealy scored less than 30-seconds into the second quarter to double-up the Bobcats while Carpenter and Drew Warren extended the lead to 6 – 2 before half.
- The Bobcats continued to claw at NGU countering with one goal to end the first half and another to open the third to make it 6 – 4.
- The Crusaders would answer with a 9 – 1 scoring spree that put Lees-McRae in a 15 – 5 hole.
- Each team traded goals until late in the fourth quarter when the Bobcats scored consecutively to make it 18 – 9 with 1:19 left.
- Owen Reighard put the exclamation point on NGU’s win with a goal with just 48-seconds on the clock, the final score of the day.
Inside the North Greenville Box Score
- North Greenville outshot the Bobcats 57 – 19 with 34 of those shots on net. The Crusaders capitalized on 2 of 3 extra-man opportunities and was 22 of 30 on faceoffs.
- Logan Bryan led the Crusaders in the circle winning 14 faceoffs and collecting five groundballs. Bryant also scored twice. His five grounders were a team high.
- Chris Carpenter led NGU in goals with three on the night along with Drew Warren’s three scores.
- Ethan Landreth scored a pair of goals along with Bryant.
- Sky Dupree caused three turnovers on defense while Zach Randolph caused one and had four grounders.
- Braeden Dixon earned the win in net, collecting six saves while facing 16 total shots on frame.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders will take some time off before traveling to Georgia to take on Young Harris College on April 9th at 1 pm.