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June 14, 2024 11:22 pm

No. 7 Mount Olive defeats Wingate

WINGATE – Junior Alisia Lovejoy scored two goals on Tuesday afternoon, as the No. 7 Trojans earned a 4-0 shutout win at Wingate in South Atlantic Conference play.

With the win, the University of Mount Olive field hockey team improved to 11-2 in division play with an 11-0 record in league action. UMO has now registered 11 straight wins and swept the series versus the Bulldogs behind their fourth shutout of the year. Meanwhile, Wingate dropped to 1-15 overall and 1-10 in conference action.

The Trojans took control of the game as Wingate saw no attempts within the opening minutes. After a shot taken by freshman Nikki Bos was saved, Lovejoy caught the rebound and scored the first goal of the game at the 13:57 mark. Just over four minutes later, UMO gained an advantage from a penalty corner. At the 18:02 mark, sophomore Jinte Steenbeeke scored a goal, assisted by Bos to bring the score to 2-0. The Trojans closed the first half of the game with another goal, this time by senior Railyn King Railyn King, assisted by freshman Jule Schuurman for a 3-0 Mount Olive lead.

In the second, Mount Olive was able to find another goal-scoring opportunity when they were rewarded with their eighth penalty corner of the match. Off a pass by freshman Jente Ogterop, Lovejoy deflected the ball toward the back of the cage, sealing the win for UMO, 4-0.

Sophomore goalkeeper Alanna Barrett earned the win and played nearly 54 minutes in the cage, while freshman Amanda Parr assisted in the complete game shutout on Tuesday.

The Trojans out-shot the Bulldogs 22-1, including a 14-0 lead on shots on goal. The Trojans also posted a 13-1 edge in penalty corners.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics