Nick Bernsdorf recorded four saves in 88 scoreless minutes in goal, while Malick Chune and Cooper Gaypia provided the offense as University of Mount Olive extended its winning streak to five with a 2-0 victory over King University in Conference Carolinas men's soccer Sunday at Bristol, Tenn. The win gave the Trojans their best-ever start in conference play.
Chune gave Mount Olive (7-2-0 overall, 5-0-0 Conference Carolinas) and Bernsdorf the lead for good barely four minutes into the contest. Chune drew the King keeper out and shot past him into an empty net to put the Trojans on top 1-0 at the 4:06 mark. The Trojans outshot King 10-2 in the first half, but had to settle for the slim one-goal lead going into halftime.
King (3-4-2, 2-1-2) had three shots in a span of five minutes early in the second half, but the Tornado were unable to find the back of the net.
The score remained 1-0 until Gaypia provided the Trojans an insurance goal at 87:17. Gaypia took a cross from the right side from Louis Gorman and put home his fourth goal in his last two matches. Gaypia recorded Mount Olive's first hat trick in nine years Wednesday against Queens.
The Trojans outshot King 18-9 for the match.
The match - the Trojans' third in a row on the road - was pushed back a day from its original schedule date due to rain.
Mount Olive plays its first home match in more than two weeks as the Trojans play host to Pfeiffer under the lights Wednesday in a Conference Carolinas match-up. Match time is 7 p.m. at Amon Field.