Burke's Six Goals Lead Trojans To Victory

Burke's Six Goals Lead Trojans To Victory

WINGATE, N.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's lacrosse team defeated the Bulldogs of Wingate University 9-8 in non-conference action in Wingate, N.C. Kiara Burke led the Trojans offense with six points on six goals.

Score: Mount Olive 9, Wingate 8
Records: Mount Olive (4-1), Wingate (1-3)
Location: Wingate, N.C.

How It Happened


  • The Bulldogs got the game started scoring back-to-back goals to take a 2-0 lead in the opening 90-seconds.
  • The Trojans got on the scoreboard in the fourth minute of action as Kiara Burke scored an unassisted goal.
  • Over a five minute window, the Bulldogs went on a 2-1 run as the pair of Wingate goals sandwiched Burke's second goal of the game with WU leading 4-2 with just under 20 minutes to play.
  • UMO closed out the half scoring two goals to enter halftime tied up at four-all. The Trojans goals came from Burke, her third of the half, and Skye Bradley off the pass from Michaela Ciciarelli.


  • Wingate came out of halftime on a roll scoring the first two goals taking the 6-4 lead with 26:30 remaining in the game.
  • The Trojans countered with four straight goals, taking an 8-6 lead with 11 minutes remaining. Jordan Shughrue scored the first UMO goal of the half from a Karlie Abbott pass and Burke followed with the fourth, fifth and sixth goals of the game. Shughrue assisted on Burke's fourth goal.
  • Wingate pulled within one point on a goal with five minutes remaining on the clock, but Ciciarelli extended the Trojans lead back to two, 9-7, less than 40 seconds after Wingate's goal.
  • The final goal of the game came from a stick of a Bulldog to close the gap to one as Wingate's rally fell short with the Trojans winning 9-8.


  • Kiara Burke scored six of the nine UMO goals, five of which were unassisted.
  • Bradley, Shughrue, and Ciciarelli all joined Burke with a goal each.
  • Ciciarelli, Abbott, and Shughrue each tallied an assist in the contest.

Mount Olive is back in action on Saturday, March 3, as they continue their road trip to Franklin Springs, Ga. The Trojans will take on the Lions of Emmanuel College at 12 p.m.