North Greenville played a tough match but ultimately fell to the Furman Paladins with a final score of 4-1 in Greenville, South Carolina. The defense held strong in the first half as the match would remain scoreless at halftime, but the Paladins were able to get their offense going in the second half with four goals scored off of 22 shots. Ben Mackay scored his second goal of the season while Noah Kendrick recorded nine saves.
Furman's offense did not take long to spring into action, putting up four shots within the first ten minutes. Although the NGU defense was able to keep the Paladins off the board in the first half, the offense failed to record a shot. The first half would ultimately go scoreless with Furman posting nine shots.
The second half would see Furman quickly get on the board with a goal by Dylan Lane just three minutes in. NGU would tie the match when a saved shot by Keletso Mathathe was followed by a goal-scoring shot by Ben Mackay, his first of the season. However, the tie would last for just four minutes as the Paladins quickly took the lead back with a goal by Connor Hubbard. Later in the half, Furman's Connor Hubbard and Callum Holland would score goals of their own. The Crusaders vastly improved offensively in the second half with five shots.
NGU will return to action this Saturday to take on the Emmanuel Lions in Franklin Springs, Georgia.