Mount Olive Shuts out Brevard

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. Alex Crawford and Michelle Fortier each scored three goals, and Sarah Snell recorded a save in the final minute to preserve the first shutout in school history as Mount Olive defeated Brevard College 19-0 in non-conference action Wednesday at Amon Field. Alexa Milus added two goals and three assists for the Trojans.

Mount Olive (6-2) needed only 43 seconds to get on the scoreboard as Alysha Kulka gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead. Fortier's free position goal with 9:17 remaining in the first half put the margin at double figures and Crawford's goal with seven seconds remaining extended the Trojans lead to 14-0 at the half.

Brevard (0-7) had a chance to end Mount Olive's shutout bid with 35 seconds left in the contest on Julia Gasston's free position shot. Snell deflected the shot and Trojan defender Emerald Barron caused a turnover to secure the shutout.

The Trojans outshot Brevard 41-8, but Tornado goalkeeper Bri Bangle recorded 19 saves to help limit Mount Olive to five goals in the second half.

Wednesday's contest marked the second time this season Mount Olive has held an opponent to one goal or less. The Trojans defeated Catawba 12-1 in February.

Mount Olive resumes Conference Carolinas play Saturday as the Trojans travel to Belmont, N.C., to play Belmont Abbey. Game time is 3:00 p.m.

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MOUNT OLIVE, N.C.- Brevard (0-6, 0-2 SAC) traveled to play at the University of Mount Olive (6-2) losing 19-0 in the non-conference challenge at Amon Field on March 19.

The Trojans didn't waste time putting the ball in the back of the net putting them ahead 1-0 with a goal from Alysha Kulka at the 29:17 mark of the first half

Brevard wasn't able to get control of the ball in their attack end until the last 33 seconds of the first half. Jamila Brown received the ball off the draw to pass it up field to Angela Canale. Canale took the opportunity to take a shot on goal but was unable to slide it past the goalkeeper.

The Tornados attempted to slow down the Trojan's play going into the second half down 14-0. Brevard held Mount Olive to five goals during the last half.

Emily Medvedeff, Megyn Terrell and Julia Gasston all took shot opportunities to the goal but were unable to post a point for the Tornados.Goalkeeper Brianna Bangle finished the game with 19 saves off of 38 shots.

The Brevard College women will travel to Newberry on Saturday, March 22 for a South Atlantic Conference game.


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