WILSON, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive men's soccer team defeated the Barton College Bulldogs 2-1 in a heated Conference Carolinas match Thursday night in Wilson, N.C.
Score: Mount Olive 2, Barton 1
Records: Mount Olive (6-3-0, 2-2-0); Barton (2-8-0, 0-5-0)
Location: Wilson, N.C. (Barton Outdoor Athletics Complex)
How It Happened
- Mount Olive got out to the early lead as Sebastian Loibl scored in the sixth minute on a free kick from five yards out of the left corner of the box.
- The Trojans went up by two as Loibl scored his second goal of the game shaking two defenders to hit just inside the left goal post.
- Barton got on the board with less than ten minutes to play in the first half to cut the Trojan lead to one as the two squads entered halftime with a 2-1 UMO advantage.
- The Trojans held off the eager Bulldogs to just five shots in the second half, keeping them off the scoreboard, to win the match 2-1.
- Sebastian Loibl picked up his ninth and tenth goals of the season with his two goals off six shots.
- Preston Snyder tallied seven saves playing all 90 minutes in net.
"We had to grind it out tonight to get the victory on the road against our rival," said head coach Sean Brennan. "I am super proud of the guys. They played a fantastic game tonight. I thought we played really well in the second half and had some really good chances. Defensively we were very organized and we were able to grind it out for the win."
The Trojans return to action as they host the Crusaders of North Greenville on Saturday, Oct. 7 for Alumni Day at Amon Field. First kick is set for 4 p.m.