GLCC fell short in their bid to sweep the Kuyper Cougars last Friday by a score of 6-4 in a match they really feel should have ended much differently.
The game started well for the Crusaders, as Matt Burk scored in the 5th and assisted Brandon Gregory with a perfected weighted grounded through ball in the 12th to give Great Lakes a quick 2-0 advantage. The Cougars, however, were quick to answer, leveling the scoreline with a pair of their own by the 18th minute. The two sides would go to the break that way, level at two.
The second half started much slower, but GLCC were able to break the deadlock in the 69th when Gregory was again assisted by Burk on another excellent through ball that left him one-on-one with the keeper for the second time to give the Crusaders the edge at 3-2. Three minutes later, an excellent run of play down the wing culminated in another goal for Gregory off a Danny Bwegar cross to give him his second consecutive hat-trick and GLCC a seemingly safe 4-2 lead.
Then the floodgates opened.
Kuyper riddled the Great Lakes defence with four goals in the final fifteen minutes, a furious tirade of shots that the Crusaders simply could not keep up with, making the final score a dissapointing 6-4.
GLCC's next opponent are the Pioneers from Northland International on Tuesday at 2:00 at Henderson Field.