Coker Drops Non-Conference Tilt to Mount Olive

HARTSVILLE, S.C. Coker dropped a non-conference game to former conference foe Mount Olive 13-6 on Saturday (Mar. 1) in men's lacrosse action.

The trio of Mike Martiello, Timothy Smith and Andy Campos each scored two goals on the day to lead the offense for the Cobras. Leading Coker defensively was freshman Patrick Timothee with three ground balls and one caused turnover. Tim Ryan had another good day between the pipes registering 20 saves on 33 shots placed on goal.

The Cobras defensive effort from their previous game was on hand early in the first quarter as Mount Olive was held scoreless the first 13 minutes of the game. However, the Trojans would break the stalemate with two goals in the last two minutes of the first period. The second period would be more generous to the Navy and Yellow as they put away three goals, but the Trojans would find the back of the net five times themselves in the second period to take an 7-3 lead into the break.

The Cobras' lack of offense would follow them into the second half as they only managed three goals the rest of the game. Mount Olive would tag on six goals in the second half to give them the 13-6 non-conference win.

The Navy and Yellow will return to the field on Wednesday (Mar. 5) when they host Queens in a South Atlantic Conference showdown. The game is scheduled for a 3:00 p.m. start at Byerly Park.

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. Mount Olive used a total team effort to defeat Coker 13-6 in non-conference lacrosse Saturday afternoon. Matt Shields and Stephen Bowlan tied for the team high in goals with three for the contest.

The Trojans (3-1) scored in the last two minutes of the first period as Nico Shewey got the opening goal of the game with 1:42 to go. Cameron Walsh followed him a minute later with the second goal of the game.

Mount Olive added five more goals in the second period. Shields notched two goals in the period. Coker (2-2) responded with three goals to bring the score to 7-3 going into halftime.

Coming out of the break Dan Shields scored with 13:58 left in the third period. Alex Tindall wasted no time as he followed D. Shields with his goal 35 seconds later. The Trojans responded to Coker goal as they added two more goals.

Bowlan opened the fourth period with his third goal of the game. Coker added two goals in the final three minutes, but were not able to make up any more progress as the Trojans secured the win.

Defensively, for Mount Olive Tyler Feniello and James Dimartino led the team with four groundballs a piece. Ross Bowlan, in goal for the Trojans, had 10 saves.

Mount Olive returns to action Tuesday as they will travel to the nation's capital to take on the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Match time is set for 4:30 p.m.


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