Trojans Shutout Tornado

Photo by Bobby Williams
Photo by Bobby Williams

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - University of Mount Olive women's soccer team topped the Tornado of King University 4-0 in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Amon Field in Mount Olive, N.C.

Match Information
Score: Mount Olive 4, King 0
Records: Mount Olive (4-4, 3-3); King (1-9, 1-4)
Location: Mount Olive, N.C. (Amon Field)

How It Happened

First Half

  • Mount Olive started the game on an interesting note as in the 15th minute Kaylee Mariani took a shot on goal and a deflection off a King defender scored an own goal which gave UMO a 1-0 lead.
  • Seventeen minutes later Jordyn Davis recorded her first career goal for the Trojans as Cristina Galvan chipped a ball to a waiting Davis and the freshman put Mount Olive up 2-0.
  • The Trojans continued to apply the pressure as only six minutes later Samantha Bearden added her first goal of her Trojan career with a header that just beat a crashing keeper and put UMO up three.
  • King recorded one shot before the halftime horn sounded but Mount Olive held onto their three-goal cushion.

Second Half

  • UMO came out of the break and wasted no time extending their lead as Jaelyn Brown snuck a goal in the left side of the net and pushed the Trojans out to a 4-0 lead in the 47th minute.
  • King only managed four more shots for the remainder of the half as Mount Olive shut down the Tornado offense and closed out the game for the win.

Key Stats

  • Kaylee Larson led the team in shots with three while also adding one assist. 
  • Brown was tied with Larson with three shots and added one of the Trojans three goals.
  • Davis and Beardon upon garnering their first career goals scored the other two goals for the Trojans.
  • Kendall Blaine (1-1,1-1) had a clean sheet in goal recording seven saves.

Up Next

Mount Olive returns to action on October 10, when the Trojans host Erskine College in a Conference Carolinas match-up. First kick is set for 1:00 p.m.