No. 12 Mount Olive Downs Hawks 11-8

No. 12 Mount Olive Downs Hawks 11-8

Mount Olive, N.C. – The 12th-ranked University of Mount Olive men's lacrosse team took down the Hawks of Chowan University in Conference Carolinas competition Thursday afternoon in Murfreesboro, N.C. 

Score: No. 12 Mount Olive 11, Chowan 8
Records: Mount Olive (7-2, 1-0 CC), Chowan (3-4, 0-1 CC)
Location: Vincent Field, Murfreesboro, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Mount Olive's Tim Collins scored the game's first goal five minutes into the game to give UMO the early lead.
  • Chowan eventually tied the game five minutes later with a goal with 3:27 left on the clock and the scored remained deadlocked going into the second.


  • In the second frame, the Hawks took control of the game scoring three unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead with 53 seconds left in the first half.
  • Cody Graden drew the deficit to two with a last-second goal with under 20 seconds before the halftime horn and the Trojans trailed 4-2.


  • The third quarter was by far the highest scoring as eight goals were scored by the two teams.
  • UMO finally battled back on the heels of a 3-to-1 run capped off with another Graden score that tied the game once more at five-all with 11:29 left in the quarter.
  • Following a CU score, Mount Olive went on a three-goal run with scores from Brady Elbin, Tavian Cooley, and Jacob Ball that finally gave the Trojans the lead back 8-6.


  • The Trojans scored first in the final quarter on a Brody Sullivan goal 51 seconds into the quarter.
  • The two squads went on two exchange goals for the remainder of the game but UMO held off the Hawks for the 11-8 win.


  • Jacob Ball led the Trojans with three goals.
  • Will Urban (W: 6-2) tallied 17 saves on 25 shots faced.

Mount Olive will return home to host Lees-McRae College Saturday in a Conference Carolinas match-up. The first face-off is set for 3 p.m. from Mount Olive, N.C.