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May 28, 2024 11:24 pm

Mount Olive tops Chowan

MOUNT OLIVE – In a conference matchup, the University of Mount Olive women’s lacrosse team claimed a victory over Chowan by a 20-1 margin on March 28 in Conference Carolinas play.

With the win, the Trojans improved to 6-4 overall with a 4-0 mark in league play. UMO extended its winning streak to 29 straight conference wins. Meanwhile, the Hawks fell to 0-9 this season with a 0-5 record in league action.

In the opening 28 seconds of the contest, graduate student Morgan Paige netted the first goal, 1-0. Mount Olive scored 11 straight unanswered goals. The second goal of the match was scored by senior Bria Hamilton after receiving a pass from sophomore Rileigh White, 2-0. At the 12:22 mark, Paige scored her second goal of the game, 3-0. With back-to-back goals from graduate student Meagan Maxwell, the Trojans were up 5-0. Soon after, White scored her first goal of the game, ending the first quarter with an 8-0 advantage.

In the second quarter, Mount Olive was first to score as Maxwell received a pass from Hamilton, 9-0. Soon after, Hamilton scored her second goal of the game and initiated the running clock rule, 10-0. Closing the second quarter, graduate student Zoe Dougherty put one past the keeper, 11-0.

At the start of the second half, Maxwell dodged her defender and put the ball in the back of the cage, 12-0. At the 8:51 mark, Chowan scored its first and only goal of the match, 12-1. Scoring her 35th goal of the season, Davis found the net at the 3:50 mark, 13-1. Soon after, Dougherty flew past her defenders and scored, completing her hat trick, 14-1. Closing the third quarter, senior Ellie Fedorowski scored her fourth goal of the season, 15-1.

In the last frame, the Trojans were able to score five more unanswered goals. The first goal of the fourth quarter came from freshman Maddy Fratus, 16-1. At the 11:31-mark of the game, Hamilton scored her 28th goal of the season, off a laser pass from Maxwell, 17-1. Scoring for the first time this season, sophomore Sara Livingstone scored at the 6:50 mark, 18-1. Nearing the end of the match, the Trojans were able to seal the win with goals from sophomore Lena DeFilippo and freshman Hannah Legge.

Maxwell finished the game with four goals, two assists, three groundballs and two caused turnovers. Davis finished the game with a career high of five assists in a game. She also finished with a goal and four draw controls.

Goalkeeper Claire Hagen collected four saves on six shots on goal in 45 minutes between the posts.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics