UMO Women's Soccer Downed By Hawks 2-1

Photo by James Benson
Photo by James Benson

MURFREESBORO, N.C. - University of Mount Olive women's soccer team fell to the Hawks of Chowan University 2-1 in Conference Carolinas action Wednesday afternoon in Murfreesboro, N.C.

Match Information
Score: Chowan 2, Mount Olive 1
Records: Mount Olive (3-4, 2-3); Chowan (3-3-1, 2-1-1)
Location: Murfreesboro, N.C. (Hawks Field)

How It Happened

First Half

  • Mount Olive had to battle from behind within the first five minutes as Chowan scored on a breakaway goal in the fourth minute of the opening half to take the early lead.
  • The Trojans did not squander the first half, as in the final 14 minutes of play UMO had a series of corner kicks that led to a pair of near saves by the Hawks keeper.
  • Chowan was able to hold off an equalizing goal however by the Trojans pressing offense and held a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.

Second Half

  • Nearly 20 minutes into the second half Chowan added their second goal of the game, beating the Trojans' back line and a diving UMO keeper for a 2-0 cushion in the 65th minute.
  • UMO, not backing down, found the back of the net 3:15 later on a Kaylee Larson pass from the left side of the box onto the waiting foot of Kaylee Mariani and the Hawks lead was cut to one.
  • Needing to find a game-tying score UMO pressed in the final minute of play. The Trojans almost found a goal as a shot by Cristina Galvan was just barely saved and gave Mount Olive a corner kick with 56 seconds.
  • Mount Olive lined up for the corner pushing numbers forward and the ball came crossing in, but a foul on UMO negated any chance of a score and a Chowan goal kick was the final play of the game as the Trojans fell. 

Key Stats

  • Larson led the Trojans in shots with three, two on goal, and had the lone assist for UMO on the Mariani goal. Mariani added the only score for Mount Olive.
  • Marlayna Frutiger (2-2) collected two saves in goal for UMO.

Up Next

Mount Olive returns to action on October 6, when the Trojans return home to Amon Field to take on King University in a Conference Carolinas match-up. First kick is set for 1 p.m.