Mount Olive Rallies For 2-2 Double Overtime Draw Against Coker

Mount Olive Rallies For 2-2 Double Overtime Draw Against Coker

Kevin Williams Lopez found the net twice in the final ten minutes of the second period to push the regionally fifth-ranked University of Mount Olive into a double overtime draw against Coker College Wednesday night in non-conference men's soccer in . The tie ends Mount Olive's season-opening two-match winning streak, but keeps the Trojans unbeaten.

Mount Olive conceded an early goal in the first five minutes of the game when the Cobras' Jordan Snell snuck a ball into the far post and Coker jumped ahead. The score remained 1-0 for the entire first period.

Eight minutes into the second period the Trojan's defense on a clearance were not able to get a ball high enough above the net and it sneaked in for an own goal. The Cobras then took a 2-0 advantage. However, playing a man up since the 13:52 mark in the first period proved to be a big swing for the Mount Olive. In the 82nd minute Williams Lopez got UMO on the board with a strike past a diving keeper to the far post off the feed from Louis Gorman.

The Trojans continued the attack in the 89th minute with :28 left in the game. Williams Lopez struck gold for the second time in the match when the Cobras' keeper deflected one shot from Josip Granic and put the ball right in line for Williams Lopez to find the right side of the net and forced overtime.

In extra time no golden goal was scored and the match ended 2-2.

Mount Olive outshot Coker 21-17 for the match, including a 10-6 advantage in the second half.

Nick Bernsdorf and Adam Lawrence shared time in front of the Trojan goal. Bernsdorf played the first period had two saves and and Lawrence played the second period and overtime and had four saves.

Mount Olive has a short two day rest before they travel to play USC Aiken in Aiken, S.C. for a non-conference match-up. Scheduled kick-off is set for 6 p.m.