Mount Olive Extends Steak to Five with Win at Newberry

NEWBERRY - Freshman Katie Thompson led Newberry with four caused turnovers and four ground balls as the Wolves fell 15-5 to the visiting Mount Olive Trojans on Sunday at Setzler Field.

Newberry (4-9) looked to control the game early after the two sides exchanged turnovers and missed offensive opportunities. After a successful Mount Olive (9-2) clearance, Thompson (Newark, Del.) forced a turnover that was picked up by sophomore goalkeeper Morgan Raffaele (Hilton Head Island, S.C.).

A clearance by the Wolves opened up Newberry's scoring account as redshirt-freshman Ajahna Grosvenor (Lawrenceville, Ga.) scored the day's opening goal with 25 minutes remaining in the first period.

Mount Olive rattled off five straight, before Barlage (Glen Burnie, Md.) scored her first goal of the day.

The Trojans opened up a scoring streak after Barlage's goal in the first period and ended it in the second half, but not after increasing its lead to 11-2. The Wolves responded two minutes after Mount Olive's 11th goal, as Barlage netted her second.

Another short Mount Olive run was cut short by Barlage as she scored from a free position opportunity.

Trailing 15-4 with five minutes remaining, Barlage forced a Mount Olive turnover. After a successful clearance, Barlage netted her 39th goal of the season with 2:50 left in the period.

The Wolves were unable to get more than one shot off in the final two minutes, as Mount Olive finished the day with a 15-5 victory.

Thompson's four ground balls and four caused turnovers led the Wolves in both categories, while Barlage's four goals was a game-high for both sides. Junior Victoria Thomas (Manhattan, Kan.) controlled a team-high three draws.

Raffaele finished the day with 12 saves between the pipes.

The Wolves next see action on Thursday with their final road trip of the regular season at Queens, with a 7:00 p.m. scheduled first draw.

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NEWBERRY, S.C. - Katie McGovern scored three goals for Mount Olive Sunday afternoon, as they extended their win streak to five with a 15-5 win over Newberry in non-conference action. Mount Olive went on a 5-0 run in the second period to solidify their win.

Ajahna Grosvenor scored the opening goal for Newbery (4-9) with 25:42 to go in the opening period.

However, Mount Olive (9-2) sparked their offensive attack launching a 5-0 run after the opening salvo had been fired. Goals by Alexa Milus, two by Michelle Scannell, and two by Riann Daziel led the pack for the Trojans who led 5-1.

Newberry did add one final goal in the first half off the stick of KerriAnn Barlage with under ten to go. This was the last shot in goal for the home ten for the next 30 minutes.

The Trojans extended their lead with another 5-0 run to open the final period. This time the goals were added by Kali Cook-Grisewood, McGovern, Candace Corkin, and Scannell. Mount Olive's defensive only allowed three more goals by Newberry in the second period over the next 12 minutes as the ten goal cushion was never extinguished after the goal by McGovern with 5:54 remaining in the game.

Defensively for Mount Olive, Gina Fader led the team in ground balls with four. McGovern also added four caused turnovers to go with her four draw controls and two ground balls. In goal, Hannah Knight (9-2) had nine saves and allowed only five goals. Knight also had three caused turnovers and two ground balls.

Morgan Raffaele (4-9) picked up the loss for Newberry in goal allowing the 15 goals on 27 shots and also picked up 12 saves.

Mount Olive returns home to Amon Field this week to take on Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer Thursday April 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in Mount Olive, N.C.

2014-03-30



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