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April 17, 2024 5:27 am

No. 25 UMO records win over Emmanuel

MOUNT OLIVE – In Conference Carolinas action, the No. 25 ranked University of Mount Olive women’s lacrosse team earned a 23-2 win over Emmanuel on March 18 at the Ray McDonald Sr. Sports Complex.

With the win, the Trojans improved to 3-4 overall with a 2-0 mark in league play. UMO extended its winning streak to 27 straight conference wins. Meanwhile, the Lions fell to 1-7 this season with an 0-2 record in conference action.

Emmanuel was first to score as they netted a goal at the 13:32 mark of the match. In response, the Trojans took control of the offense and scored eight unanswered goals. Graduate student Zoe Dougherty scored the initial goal followed by back-to-back goals by graduate student Ali Davis. During the stretch, senior Bria Hamilton scored a pair, while graduate student Morgan Paige, sophomore Rileigh White, and Davis all scored in the final four-plus minutes to put the Trojans ahead 8-1. At the 40-second mark, the Lions scored their last goal of the game and trailed 8-2. Mount Olive scored five goals in the second quarter, including a pair by Paige to initiate the running clock rule. Going into halftime, the Trojans had an 11-goal advantage.

At the start of the second half, Mount Olive scored with a laser pass from senior Meagan Maxwell to Hamilton and led 14-2. With three straight unassisted goals, UMO was up 17-2. Closing the third quarter, senior Ellie Fedorowski scored off a pass from freshman Alexa Fitzgerald and UMO led 18-2. In the fourth quarter, the Trojans scored five more goals. With two from junior Logan Hibbard, a fourth goal by Paige, and two from freshmen Maddy Fratus and Hannah Legge, Mount Olive sealed the 23-2 victory.

Paige led the team with four goals, two ground balls, two draw controls and one caused turnover. Fellow teammate Maxwell recorded a career-high of five caused turnovers in a game.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics