Trojans Earn First Season Victory With 2-0 Topple Of Shaw

Photo by Jeff Eisen
Photo by Jeff Eisen

RALEIGH, North Carolina – The University of Mount Olive men's soccer team defeated the Bears of Shaw University 2-0 on the road en route to picking up their first win of the season in non-conference action Wednesday night in Raleigh, N.C.
Game Information
The Trojans, who were coming off a loss in their previous game saw their offense stall for the entire first half recording four shots but no scores. Mount Olive continued to press and found the go-ahead goal in the 70th minute when Alfie Pope registered a shot past the SU keeper to finally break the tie.

Not much time past, 5:04 to be exact, before Trevor Berk found Pope again open for another Trojan goal and all but sealed the match for the green and black.

The Bears added a last ditch effort with a corner kick in the 76th minute, but the UMO defense held strong and kept the Bears at bay not allowing a hint of a score for the remainder of the game.

Trojan Leaders
Mount Olive was led by Alfie Pope with both scores for the Trojans as he registered four shots, with two being on frame. 

Iwan Roberts (1-1) in goal for the Trojans faced only one shot on goal and record the one save playing all 90 minutes.

Bear Leaders
Shaw was led by Andre Matzuda who led the team in shots with two.

Key Moment
Following the 0-0 tie for a majority of the game Alfie Pope's goal in the 70th minute proved to be the game-changer as it gave UMO the lead and also ended up being the game-winner despite Pope adding a second goal minutes later.
Up Next: Mount Olive will remain on the road as the Trojans travel to Franklin Springs, Ga. to take on the Lions of Emmanuel College September 21 at 2:30 p.m.