UMO Men's Soccer Falls To Limestone College 4-1 In Conference Carolinas Championship

UMO Men's Soccer Falls To Limestone College 4-1 In Conference Carolinas Championship

GAFFNEY, S.C. - The University of Mount Olive men's soccer team fell 4-1 to No. 7 Limestone College Sunday afternoon in the Championship match of the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Tournament.

Match Information
Score: Limestone 4, Mount Olive 1
Records: Mount Olive (10-7-2); Limestone (15-2-2)
Location: Gaffney, S.C.

How It Happened

First Half

  • Mount Olive went toe to toe with the No. 1 seed Limestone for the first 23 minutes of play before a hard challenge by a Saint resulted in a red card and LC played a man down.
  • The Trojans were unable to register a shot for the remainder of the first half and the two teams went into halftime scoreless.

Second Half

  • Limestone despite playing with 10 players did not falter as the Saints connected off a miscue from the Trojans and corralled a rebound to break the tie in the 51st minute.
  • Wasting no time the Saints, just three minutes later, scored another goal off a bicycle kick to extend their lead.
  • Following a red card for the Trojans, and both teams playing a man down, Limestone added two additional goals in the 72nd and 73rd minutes respectively.
  • Mount Olive did not allow a shutout as Trevor Knight was fouled in the box and a penalty kick was awarded at the 87:37 mark.
  • Grant Conybear took the shot for the Trojans and placed it in the back right corner of the net to decrease the deficit to 4-1.
  • The comeback fell short however and Limestone took the victory.

Key Stats

Awards & Honors

The following Trojans earned a spot on the Conference Carolinas All-Tournament Team

Up Next

Mount Olive's 2017 season comes to an end with a 10-7-2, 4-4-2 record and its first appearance in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship match since 2004.