Lions Slip Past Trojans 2-1

Photo by James Benson
Photo by James Benson

Mount Olive, N.C. - University of Mount Olive women's soccer team fought back down by two at the half but could not complete the comeback as the Trojans fell 2-1 to the Lions of Emmanuel College in Conference Carolinas women's soccer Sunday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.

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

How It Happened

First Half

  • The opening ten minutes of the first half had momentum on Emmanuel's side as the Lions scored twice in the eighth and eleventh minutes.
  • Mount Olive made a host of substitutions in the latter part of the half but could not find a goal as the halftime horn sounded.

Second Half

  • The Trojans continued to battle in the second half, but only managed to threaten the Lions keeper three times in the first 30 mins of the half.
  • Kaylee Larson 19 seconds into the 75th minute crossed a ball from the right side of the box in front of a wide-open Cristina Galvan who, in no man's land, chipped the ball over the Emmanuel keepers outstretched arms and into the back of the net. 
  • Mount Olive recorded three more shots in the game but was unable to find the tying goal and fell 2-1 as the final horn sounded.

Key Stats

  • Larson led the Trojans in shots with eight, five on goal, and added one assist.
  • Marlayna Frutiger (1-1,0-1) made five saves in goal for Mount Olive

Up Next

Mount Olive returns to action on September 26, when the Trojans travel to Tigerville, S.C. to take on North Greenville in a Conference Carolinas match-up. First kick is set for 1 p.m.