Tigerville, SC - In a close match with a wild second half, the North Greenville Crusaders fell short of the #21 Limestone Saints with a final score of 2-1. Dillon Erkens scored his first goal of the season.
NGU's Jake Quinn took the first shot of the match in the 6th minute. Limestone would take the next two shots, but the Crusaders responded with a shot of their own. Play became a bit chippy when James Segovia and LC's Dominic Boland both received yellow cards with two minutes of one another. In the 37th minute, Limestone would strike first with Ruairi Croskery's fourth goal of the season. The half came to a close with a yellow card charged to Casey Brady. North Greenville took four shots while the Saints took six in the half.
Limestone's offense came to life in the second half with several shots early on. However, it was North Greenville who found the back of the net in the 77th minute with a header goal by Dillon Erkens and an assist by Nick Roberson to tie the match. Ten minutes later, a corner kick by LC resulted in a header goal by Jamie Smith to give Limestone the lead 2-1. NGU was able to put up one last shot late in the match, but was unable to score the equalizer. Limestone was charged with three yellow cards as well as a red card in the half. The Saints offense dominated in total shots in the second half with thirteen, but struggled to shoot on goal. NGU took three shots in the second half.
Dillon Erkens scored his first goal of the season and led the Crusaders in shots with 2.
Gareth Greene recorded 1 shot that was on goal.
Noah Kendrick recorded 6 saves and allowed 2 goals.
NGU will spend their final two games on the road with the first being Saturday, October 20th against the Southern Wesleyan Warriors in Central, South Carolina.