Trojans Suffer First Home Loss To King

Trojans Suffer First Home Loss To King

Mount Olive, N.C. - University of Mount Olive men's soccer team fell to the Tornado of King University 4-1 in a Conference Carolinas match-up Saturday afternoon at Amon Field in Mount Olive, N.C. Eric Healy scored the lone Mount Olive goal in the Trojans first loss at home this season.

Match Information
Score: King 4, Mount Olive 1
Records: Mount Olive (4-4-1, 2-2-0); King (3-5-1, 2-3-0)
Location: Mount Olive, N.C. (Amon Field)

How It Happened

First Half

  • King took control of the scoreboard early as Ben Delisle scored off an assist in the 11th minute to take the 1-0 advantage.
  • Less than eight minutes later the Tornado took a 2-0 lead as Carlos Saavedra corralled his own rebound to connect with the back of the net.
  • The Tornado scored their third goal of the match in the 28th minute as the King player stole the ball and scored on a one-on-one scenario with the keeper.
  • Mount Olive found their first and only goal of the match on an Eric Healy shot from about 25 yards out to stave off a shutout.
  • Neither team found the back of the net for the remaining nine minutes of the first half as they entered halftime with King leading 3-1.

Second Half

  • The Trojans came out of the half with a renewed sense of urgencey as they clock was not on their side being down two goals and needing three to win.
  • Four minutes into the half Pedro Franca took a shot on goal which was kept of the back of the net by the King keeper, who also faced two Trojan shots that went wide of the goal.
  • In the 71st minute of the match King scored a fourth goal to pad their lead on another Saavedra goal.
  • UMO pressed the ball forward but ran out of time as the Trojans dropped their first contest at home this season. 

Key Stats

  • Alfie Pope, Eric Healy and Pedro Franca all recorded three shots in the match, with Healy putting the Trojans on the scoreboard.
  • Nathan Pike made a crucital save in the match keeping a fifth Tornado goal out of the net late in the second half.
  • Austin Porter (4-4-1, 2-2-0) recorded six saves in goal for Mount Olive.

Up Next

Mount Olive returns to action on October 10, when the Trojans host the Erskine Flying Fleet at Amon Field in a Conference Carolinas battle. First kick is set for 3 p.m.