Trojans Down The Bears 3-0

Jaelyn Brown vs. Lees-McRae (Photo by Bobby Williams)
Jaelyn Brown vs. Lees-McRae (Photo by Bobby Williams)

Mount Olive, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive defeated the Bears of Shaw University 3-0 in non-conference women's soccer Monday afternoon.

Match Information
Score: Mount Olive 3, Shaw 0
Records: Mount Olive (2-7-0, 1-3-0); Shaw (2-7-0, 0-0-0)
Location: Mount Olive, N.C. (Amon Field)

How It Happened

First Half

  • The Trojans came out of the gate pressing the Shaw backline firing off three shots on goal in the first four minutes of play.
  • UMO finally connected on one of their shots as Niza Vera scored off the Isabella Nunu assist in the 30th minute to push the Trojans up 1-0.
  • Mount Olive went into halftime with a 1-0 lead and had outshot the Bears 16-to-1.

Second Half

  • UMO carried the momentum from the first half into the second as they went up 2-0 over Shaw on a goal by Cristina Galvan who corralled the ball off the Kendall Blaine assist.
  • The final score by the Trojans came in the 77th minute as Jaelyn Brown scored off a rebounded save by the Bears keeper to give UMO the 3-0 win.

Key Stats

  • Kaylee Larson led the Trojans in shots with eight, including two on goal. Brown was close behind taking seven shots, five on goal and scoring the third Mount Olive goal.
  • Abigail Ross picked up the win in goal as she picked up two saves before coming out shortly into the second half.
  • Vivian Fernandez played 41 minutes between the pipes following Ross's exit from the match.

Up Next

Mount Olive will hit the road to take on Conference Carolinas arch-rival, Barton on Thursday, Oct. 5, in Wilson, N.C. First kick is set for 5 p.m.