Mount Olive, N.C. - University of Mount Olive men's soccer team fell to the Tornado of King University 4-1 in a Conference Carolinas match-up Saturday afternoon at Amon Field in Mount Olive, N.C. Eric Healy scored the lone Mount Olive goal in the Trojans first loss at home this season.
Score: King 4, Mount Olive 1
Records: Mount Olive (4-4-1, 2-2-0); King (3-5-1, 2-3-0)
Location: Mount Olive, N.C. (Amon Field)
How It Happened
- King took control of the scoreboard early as Ben Delisle scored off an assist in the 11th minute to take the 1-0 advantage.
- Less than eight minutes later the Tornado took a 2-0 lead as Carlos Saavedra corralled his own rebound to connect with the back of the net.
- The Tornado scored their third goal of the match in the 28th minute as the King player stole the ball and scored on a one-on-one scenario with the keeper.
- Mount Olive found their first and only goal of the match on an Eric Healy shot from about 25 yards out to stave off a shutout.
- Neither team found the back of the net for the remaining nine minutes of the first half as they entered halftime with King leading 3-1.
- The Trojans came out of the half with a renewed sense of urgencey as they clock was not on their side being down two goals and needing three to win.
- Four minutes into the half Pedro Franca took a shot on goal which was kept of the back of the net by the King keeper, who also faced two Trojan shots that went wide of the goal.
- In the 71st minute of the match King scored a fourth goal to pad their lead on another Saavedra goal.
- UMO pressed the ball forward but ran out of time as the Trojans dropped their first contest at home this season.
- Alfie Pope, Eric Healy and Pedro Franca all recorded three shots in the match, with Healy putting the Trojans on the scoreboard.
- Nathan Pike made a crucital save in the match keeping a fifth Tornado goal out of the net late in the second half.
- Austin Porter (4-4-1, 2-2-0) recorded six saves in goal for Mount Olive.
Mount Olive returns to action on October 10, when the Trojans host the Erskine Flying Fleet at Amon Field in a Conference Carolinas battle. First kick is set for 3 p.m.