Mount Olive Sneaks Past Belmont Abbey 16-14

Mount Olive Sneaks Past Belmont Abbey 16-14

BELMONT, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's lacrosse team defeated the Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College 16-14 in Conference Carolinas action on Saturday afternoon in Belmont, N.C. Jordan Shughrue led the Trojans attack with her second eight-goal performance in a row, while Michaela Ciciarelli added six goals in UMO's 16-14 win.

Score: Mount Olive 16, Belmont Abbey 14
Records: Mount Olive (9-2, 6-0 CC), Belmont Abbey (7-3, 3-1 CC)
Location: Belmont, N.C.

How It Happened


  • The Trojans went ahead early as they scored three unanswered goals to open the contest. Ciciarelli, Shughrue and Jackie Kaderabek all got on the board in the opening 10 minutes.
  • Belmont Abbey responded with a pair of goals to cut the UMO lead to one, 3-2, but Kaderabek put her second goal of the game into the net, as did Shughrue, pushing Mount Olive's lead up by three again, 5-2.
  • The Crusaders tied the game at five-all, as they scored three unanswered goals in a two-minute window.
  • Shughrue added her third goal of the half to give the Trojans a 6-5 lead, but the teams entered halftime all knotted up at six, as a Crusader scored a goal with less than a minute in the half.


  • Shughrue got the scoring going in the second half with a goal 52 seconds into the resumption of play.
  • BAC took an 8-7 lead on back-to-back goals, but Shughrue put up two more for her fifth and sixth goals of the game reclaiming the lead for Mount Olive, 9-8.
  • Ciciarelli gave the Trojans a two-goal cushion, 11-9 with 15:43 on the clock, following a goal by the Crusaders that tied the score at nine all.
  • Belmont Abbey scored a goal putting the score at 11-10 before the Trojans went on a 5-1 run that gave Mount Olive a five-goal, 16-11 lead, with three and a half minutes to play.
  • The Crusaders scored three goals in the final three minutes, but their rally fell short as the clock hit zero and the Trojans won 16-14.


The Trojans return to action on Friday, March 30, as they return home to the Ray McDonald Sr. Track & Field/Lacrosse Complex on the campus of the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, N.C. UMO hosts the Mocs of Florida Southern College with a 2 p.m. first draw in non-conference NCAA Division II action.