Mount Olive Tops Francis Marion 1-0

Mount Olive Tops Francis Marion 1-0

Florence, S.C. - The University of Mount Olive picked up its first win of the season with a 1-0 defeat of Francis Marion in non-conference women's soccer Sunday afternoon.

Game Information
Score: Mount Olive 1, Francis Marion 0
Records: Mount Olive (1-1-0); Francis Marion (0-2-0)
Location: Florence, S.C. (Hartzler Field)

How It Happened

First Half

-Mount Olive took advantage of an early foul by Francis Marion in the 6th minute as the Trojans set up their attack. Senior Niza Vera struck for goal 5:48 into the opening period, but the Patriots keeper was able to make the save.
-The save deflected into the opening feet of Isabella Nunu who tapped the ball in from six yards out.
-The Trojans' defense held strong as they did not allow Francis Marion to take more than one shot in the first half.

Second Half

-Trojans maintained to lead despite being outshot 7-5 in second half.

Key Stats

-Nunu led the attack with two shots and one goal.
-Lauren Mumford and Vera led the team with three shots a piece. 
-Stephanie McCoy recorded five saves on five shots in goal for UMO. 

Up Next

Mount Olive opens up at Amon Field on Wednesday, September 7. The Trojans will host UNC Pembroke at 7 p.m.