North Greenville suffered a disappointing 3-0 loss to the Saints of Limestone College this afternoon in Gaffney, South Carolina. The Crusaders led the match in total shots with 14 compared to Limestone's 11, but trailed in shots on goal 7-4. Karly Denaburg led NGU in shots with 4 while Kayla Cruse took the most shots on goal with 2.
The Crusaders got off to a rocky start to the match when LC's Selina Boveleth found the back of the next just over two minutes in. Limestone followed up with the next two shots before the Crusaders responded with two shots by Denaburg. Just over twenty minutes into the half, the North Greenville offense put up four shots, two of those by Ayden Boatwright, within a three minute span. NGU would put up two additional shots within the final twenty minutes of the half, but were unable to score as the Saints would lead 1-0 at halftime.
Maggie Schopp would give North Greenville the first shot of the second half, but Limestone quickly struck again early in the half with a goal by Sarah Schwaninger. Less than four minutes later, the Saints would practically put the game on ice with a third goal by Emma Hickson. The Crusaders would post four shots throughout the remainder of the game with two of those on goal.
NGU will try to rebound on Wednesday, October 2nd when they take on the Lees-McRae Bobcats in Banner Elk, North Carolina.