Trojans Fall To Wingate, 10-8

Trojans Fall To Wingate, 10-8

Mount Olive, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive dropped a 10-8 game to Wingate University in NCAA DII women's lacrosse action on Tuesday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.

Score: Wingate 10, Mount Olive 8
Records: Mount Olive (4-1, 2-0 CC), Wingate (1-0, 0-0 SAC)
Location: Ray McDonald, Sr. Track and Field/Lacrosse Complex, Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened


  • Wingate recorded the first goal of the game just 54 seconds into the opening half on an unassisted goal by Paulena Dempsey.
  • The Bulldogs followed up the opening goal with three more scores to push Wingate's lead to 4-0 with 16:17 left in the half.
  • Junior Micheala Ciciarelli tallied the first goal for the Trojans with 13:15 left on the clock in the first half.
  • Mount Olive and Wingate each traded goals for the final 13 minutes of the opening half, as the Bulldogs went to the break with a 6-3 lead.


  • Wingate's Kendall Wells scored first out of the half to increase Wingate's lead to 7-3 with 23:54 left in the half.
  • Ciciarelli scored back-to-back goals for UMO to cut the Bulldogs' lead to 7-5 with 21:40 remaining in the second half.
  • After the 2-0 run by Mount Olive, Wingate responded with three-straight goals to increase its advantage to 10-5.
  • The Trojans mounted a late 3-0 run in response to the Bulldogs' run to trim UMO's deficit to just two at 10-8 with 3:37 left to play.
  • UMO threatened twice in the final three minutes but could not break through in Wingate's 10-8 win.


  • Ciciarelli led the way for Mount Olive with four goals in the loss.
  • Also scoring for the Trojans were senior Saffron Snethen, sophomore Hailey Dobbins, and freshmen Jackie Kaderabek and Kelly Young.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Thompson (2-1) was credited with the loss, spending the first 30 minutes between the posts, allowing six goals and making five saves.
  • The Trojans narrowly outshot Wingate, 26-22 in the loss.

Mount Olive remains at the Ray McDonald, Sr. Track and Field/Lacrosse Complex for a showdown with Lenoir-Rhyne University on Saturday, February 22 at 3:30 p.m.