Men's Soccer Tops King 3-0

Men's Soccer Tops King 3-0

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive men's soccer team defeated King University 3-0 in Conference Carolinas men's soccer action Saturday afternoon at Amon Field.

Match Information
Score: Mount Olive 3, King 0
Records: Mount Olive (7-4-1, 3-2-1); King (2-9-2, 0-8-1)
Location: Mount Olive, N.C. (Amon Field)

How It Happened

First Half

  • Mount Olive jumped on the boards early as Nikolai Iotov punched in the game's first goal in the 16th minute.
  • The second goal of the game was scored in an unusual way as the King keeper went for a clearing goal kick. The ball, however, ricocheted off of a Tornado defender and bounced backward into the net for an own goal and UMO led 2-0.
  • Shortly after being substituted into the match Daniel Olaniran recorded his first career goal in a Trojan uniform in the 42nd minute to give Mount Olive a three-goal lead heading into halftime.

Second Half

  • Mount Olive was able to hold King off the scoreboard in the second half limiting the Tornado to seven shots, one on goal, to secure the 3-0 win.

Key Stats

Up Next

The Trojans return to action October 18 when Mount Olive will travel to Gaffney, S.C. to take on Limestone College. First kick is set for 5 p.m.