MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. - The University of Mount Olive men's soccer team defeated King University 3-0 in Conference Carolinas men's soccer action Saturday afternoon at Amon Field.
Score: Mount Olive 3, King 0
Records: Mount Olive (7-4-1, 3-2-1); King (2-9-2, 0-8-1)
Location: Mount Olive, N.C. (Amon Field)
How It Happened
- Mount Olive jumped on the boards early as Nikolai Iotov punched in the game's first goal in the 16th minute.
- The second goal of the game was scored in an unusual way as the King keeper went for a clearing goal kick. The ball, however, ricocheted off of a Tornado defender and bounced backward into the net for an own goal and UMO led 2-0.
- Shortly after being substituted into the match Daniel Olaniran recorded his first career goal in a Trojan uniform in the 42nd minute to give Mount Olive a three-goal lead heading into halftime.
- Mount Olive was able to hold King off the scoreboard in the second half limiting the Tornado to seven shots, one on goal, to secure the 3-0 win.
- Nikolai Iotov led the Trojans with three shots and a goal.
- Daniel Olaniran also recorded his first career goal on two shots.
- Preston Snyder tallied three saves playing all 90 minutes in net.
The Trojans return to action October 18 when Mount Olive will travel to Gaffney, S.C. to take on Limestone College. First kick is set for 5 p.m.