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Trojans Top Bobcats

Mount Olive, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive defeated Lees-McRae College 2-1 in Conference Carolinas women's soccer Saturday afternoon.

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

How It Happened

First Half

  • The Trojans came out of the gate pressing the Lees-McRae backline firing four shots in the first eight and a half minutes of play.
  • UMO finally was able to make one of their chance connect as Cristina Galvin scored in the ninth minute to push the Trojans up 1-0.
  • Mount Olive continued to attack and connected with another goal in the 17th minute as Selena Montelongo found Elena Esparcia in front of the net to give UMO a two-goal cushion.
  • UMO went into halftime with a 2-0 lead and had outshot the Bobcats 17-to-1.

Second Half

  • UMO continued to stall the Bobcat defense until LMC was able to push a late goal in the 87th minute, but Mount Olive held off the equalizer and took the win.

Key Stats

  • Galvin led the Trojans with five shots and a goal. Montelongo was close behind shots, a goal, and an assist.
  • Abigail Ross (1-3-0) picked up the win in goal as she allowed one goal and picked up three saves.

Up Next

Mount Olive will hit the road to take on Division I Hampton University September 19 in Hampton, Va. First kick is set for 1 p.m.