JV SOCCER ENDS SEASON WITH A BLOWOUT OF BELMONT ABBEY
October 27, 2011
By Cory Guinn
Tigerville, SC – Despite a few ups and downs, the JV soccer team finished its 2011 regular season in winning fashion with a 5-0 victory over Belmont Abbey in Pepsi Stadium.
The Crusaders first goal came just 12 minutes into the game as Corey Tillinghast scored his fifth goal of the season after placing a strong shot into the upper corner on an assist from Nate Brown.
Brown recorded his second assist of the game as Cameron Neal scored his first goal of the season in the 28th minute to put the Crusaders up 2-0 at the half.
North Greenville’s attack did not let up in the second half as the Crusaders put three more goals on the scorebard.
James Lobbestael began the second half on the right foot as he scored his first goal of the season on an unassisted goal in the 52nd minute of play.
Brad Loftis recorded his third goal of 2011 in the 61st minute on an assist from Jonathon Cleary, while Cleary tallied his first goal of the season and final goal of the match in the 85th minute on an assist by Morgan Bylo.
The Crusaders outshot Belmont Abbery 17-3 in the contest as keeper Nick Williams recorded just one saves thanks to a stellar defensive effort.
“This was great way to end the season,” said head coach Kyle Walden. “We had our ups and downs but the guys finished strong.”
The Crusaders finish the 2011 season with a sub-par 3-6-2 record but with a handful of players returning next season will put in hard work over the offseason and return for a stronger 2012 effort.