Trojans Take First Conference Loss At No. 8 Limestone

Trojans Take First Conference Loss At No. 8 Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive women's lacrosse team took their first Conference Carolinas loss on Saturday afternoon to the No. 8 Saints of Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. Kiara Burke led the Trojans with four goals while Jordan Shughrue was close behind with three. 

GAME INFORMATION
Score: No. 8 Limestone 14, Mount Olive 9
Records: Mount Olive (12-4, 8-1), Limestone (12-2, 8-0)
Location: Saints Field   |   Gaffney, S.C.

How It Happened
Play-by-Play

FIRST HALF

  • Limestone got the scoring action going first as they tallied two goals in the opening seven minutes of play.
  • The Trojans' Jordan Shughrue finally got UMO on the board with an unassisted goal off of a free position shot putting the score at 2-1 with 22 minutes to play in the first half.
  • The Saints scored three straight goals over the next 12 minutes to take a 5-1 lead before Kiara Burke recorded her first goal of the game on an unassisted shot.
  • Burke scored four minutes later following Limestone's sixth goal pulling the Trojans within three goals as the score sat at 6-3 with six minutes left in the half.
  • Limestone went ahead 8-3 but Shughrue tallied the last two goals of the half, completing a hat trick, as the teams entered halftime with the Saints leading 8-5.

SECOND HALF

  • The Saints scored a quick three goals right out of halftime going up 11-5 over the Trojans with 23 minutes remaining.
  • Michaela Ciciarelli scored on a free position shot breaking up the Limestone run that continued with two more goals right after hers putting the Saints up 13-6 with seventeen and a half minutes to play.
  • Mount Olive closed out the final 16 minutes of action scoring three goals to Limestone's one. Burke tallied her third goal off of a Nola Wesche assist and her fourth, the last goal of the game, on an assist from Jackie Kaderabek. Keely Trail got a goal in between the two Burke goals as shot caught a pass from Ciciarelli to score the eighth Trojan goal.

KEY STATS

UP NEXT
Mount Olive returns to action on Saturday, April 21, as they return to Mount Olive, N.C., for the regular season finale against North Greenville. The Trojans and Crusaders square off for the first draw at 3 p.m. at Ray McDonald Sr. Track & Field/Lacrosse Complex in a Conference Carolinas showdown and Senior Day for Michaela Ciciarelli.