Trojans Win Second-Straight With 1-0 Triumph Over UNCP

Trojans Win Second-Straight With 1-0 Triumph Over UNCP

Mount Olive, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive earned a hard-fought victory with a 1-0 defeat of UNC Pembroke in non-conference women's soccer Wednesday night.

Game Information
Score: Mount Olive 1, UNC Pembroke 0
Records: Mount Olive (2-1-0); UNC Pembroke (0-2-0)
Location: Mount Olive, N.C. (Amon Field)

How It Happened

First Half

  • The Trojans looked shaky in the first half, as UMO was outshot by UNC Pembroke 7-0
  • Despite being outshot and facing six shots on goal, the Trojans prevented the Braves from making a breakthrough.
  • UNC Pembroke earned seven corner kicks in the initial period to UMO's zero, but was stifled by a stingy UMO backline and senior goalkeeper Stephanie McCoy

Second Half 

  • Mount Olive opened the second period on its heels, as the Braves recorded the first four shots of the half and earned two corners.
  • UMO found a breakthrough as sophomore forward Lauren Mumford burst free and possessed the ball from the midfield stripe to nearly the top of the 18 yard box.
  • Mumford slipped the ball past a host of Brave defenders and found the feet of junior forward Hannah Kirk who finished past the keeper at the 70:53 mark.
  • The Trojans played back for the majority of the final 20 minutes and were successful in preventing UNCP from finding the equalizer.

Key Stats

  • Other than Kirk, seniors Lauren Cowley and Niza Vera, and junior Jess Hickey also recorded a shot for the Trojans.
  • A halftime replacement, junior goalkeeper Abigail Ross made a pair of saves to help earn her first win at UMO.  

Up Next

Mount Olive, in the midst of a five game home-stand, returns to action September 14 in the Trojans' Conference Carolinas opener against Limestone College at 4 p.m. at Amon Field.