NGU ended its weekend road trip with an 11-7 victory over the Eagles of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Crusaders proved to be consistent throughout the match, scoring two or more goals in every quarter. Thomas Cecere led both teams with 4 goals while Braeden Dixon posted an impressive 20 saves.
North Greenville began the game on a strong note, scoring two goals within the first three minutes of the game, one by Blake Thompson and one by Thomas Cecere. The Eagles would respond with two goals of their own to tie the game, but Austin Dixon and Cecere were able to close out the opening quarter with goals to give the Crusaders a 4-2 lead going into the 2nd quarter. NGU would hang on to its momentum with two more goals by Derrick Shealy and Corey Long to take a four point lead. After a goal by Embry-Riddle, North Greenville's Brendan Sullivan closed out the half with a goal to put the Crusaders up 7-3 going into halftime.
A low-scoring 3rd quarter saw the Eagles score a very early goal, but NGU responded with two goals in the quarter, one by Austin Dixon and another by Cecere. Corey Long starting off the scoring in the 4th with a goal. Embry-Riddle would take control for the remainder of the quarter with three goals while Cecere scored his fourth of the game, but the Crusaders were able to hang on to take the victory. Braden Dixon, who recorded 20 saves, was the winning goalie.
NGU will return to action on Wednesday, March 4th to take on the Lander Bearcats in Tigerville.