Trojans Hold Lions To 1-0 Victory In Their First Full Game

Trojans Hold Lions To 1-0 Victory In Their First Full Game

Greensboro, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive defeated the Mars Hill Lions 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in a neutral-site, non-conference competition.

Match Information
Score: Mount Olive 1; Mars Hill 0
Records: Mount Olive (1-0); Mars Hill (0-2)
Location: Greensboro, N.C. (MacPherson Stadium)

How It Happened
Play-by-Play

First Half

  • The Trojans played an offensive first half which played into their favor as Tyler Hall score the game-winning goal in the 21st minute of the match.
  • UMO held the advantage in shots in the 1st half 5-4, with three coming on frame.

Second Half 

  • The Trojans held off the Lions in the 2nd half as the final 45 minutes saw six yellow cards and some chippy play from both teams.
  • Mount Olive's Grant Eshelman recorded four saves on the afternoon, three in the second half alone.

Coach's perspective of the game

"I am very pleased with the overall performance of the team," said head coach Sean Brennan. "In the first half, I thought we showed how to play the game very well and were very composed on the ball. In the second half we had to grind out to get the result and hold out defensively against a very good Mars Hill team. And I couldn't be happier with the grit we showed out on the field."

Up Next

Mount Olive continues their road adventures as they travel to Catawba on Wednesday, September 6, for a non-conference regional match in Salisbury, N.C.