Trojans Win Big Over North Greenville On Senior Day

Trojans Win Big Over North Greenville On Senior Day

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's lacrosse team defeated the Crusaders of North Greenville University 16-2 on senior day at the Ray McDonald Sr. Track & Field/Lacrosse Complex in Mount Olive, N.C. Lone senior Michaela Ciciarelli was honored prior to the game, during which she scored three goals.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Mount Olive 16, North Greenville 2
Records: Mount Olive (13-4, 9-1), North Greenville (12-5, 7-3)
Location: Ray McDonald Sr. Track & Field/Lacrosse Complex   |   Mount Olive, N.C.

How It Happened
Play-by-Play

FIRST HALF

  • Amanda Berger got the scoring started first with a goal three minutes into the start of action.
  • Kiara Burke sandwiched a pair of Jordan Shughrue goals that gave the Trojans a 5-0 lead before the first seven minutes were played.
  • NGU got their first goal of the game just before the 20-minute mark putting the score at 5-1.
  • Mount Olive closed out the half with four more goals, two from Ciciarelli and one more each for Burke and Shughrue as the Trojans entered halftime with a 9-1 lead.

SECOND HALF

  • The Trojans scored six goals in the first 13 minutes of the second half opening up a 15-1 lead. Contributing to the UMO lead were three more goals by Shughrue and one each from Burke, Ciciarelli, and Casey Gover.
  • Neither team scored for 15 minutes until Kali Ferguson put a goal in the back of the net with 92 seconds left in the game. 
  • NGU got the last goal in, however, as a shot connected with the net with six seconds remaining putting the final score at 16-2 with the Trojans coming out on top.

KEY STATS

  • Jordan Shughrue lead all scorers with six goals in the game. She has 63 on the season and is just four away from tying the goals in a season record of 67, held by Riann Daziel.
  • Kiara Burke tallied four goals for a hattrick during the game and Michaela Ciciarelli added three of her own.
  • Sienna Miller (W: 4-1) picked up the win playing 41:05 minutes between the pipes. She made one save on two shots faced. 

UP NEXT
Mount Olive returns to action on Wednesday, April 25, as they host a quarterfinal game of the 2018 Conference Carolinas Women's Lacrosse Championship Tournament. The Trojans will take on the Bulldogs of Barton College at the Ray McDonald Sr. Track & Field/Lacrosse Complex with a game time still to be determined.