Warriors Challenge But Unable to Come Out on Top

Photo by John Bolton Photography
Photo by John Bolton Photography

Mount Olive, NC – Southern Wesleyan dropped their Saturday competition to the University of Mount Olive Trojans in a 6-2 final score.

The Warriors took 11 shots and four shots on goal in the loss to the Trojans.  Caleb Compton and Grant Kiker led the team with six and three shots respectively.  Kiker led the team with two shots on goal.  Kiker and Noah Sims had the lone goals for the Warriors.  Will Hughes played all 90 minutes in goal for the Warriors, collecting six saves.

 

Game Vitals

Final: Mount Olive 6, Southern Wesleyan 2

Records: Southern Wesleyan (1-8 / CC 0-4), Mount Olive (2-4-1 / CC 1-1-1)

 

Coach Quarandillo says…

"Nice to see Grant get another goal – that's three goals in three games.  However, we just made too many mistakes against a team like Mount Olive.  They made us pay.  The guys didn't give up, and I appreciate their attitudes – even after a tough loss like this."

 

How It Happened

The University of Mount Olive Trojans came out swinging as they scored within the first two minutes of the game off a header shot by Sam Murphy.  The Warriors countered as Caleb Compton drove the ball to the net, but it rebounded off the Trojans right to the feet of Grant Kiker.  Kiker corralled the ball off of the rebound to score off the cross bar and tie the game 1-1.  The tie was short lived as Mount Olive scored back-to-back goals to take a 3-1 lead over the Warriors.  Southern Wesleyan continued to pressure Mount Olive as Kiker, Compton and Alex Olson took shots on the goal, but none found the net.

Southern Wesleyan pressured early on in the second half as Grant Kiker attacked, but goalkeeper Iwan Roberts defended the net and kept the Warriors from cutting into the Trojans lead.  The Warriors would not let up as Cale McLarnon passed the ball up to Noah Sims who got around the defense and go one-on-one with the goal keeper.  Sims put the ball in the net to make the game 3-2.  However, the Trojans quickly countered back with goals by Ben Dufton-Kelly and Arthur Lucas.  The Warriors continued to put up a fight, but dropped the game in a 6-2 final score.

 

What's Next

Southern Wesleyan will return to Childs Field on October 9 as they host the Emmanuel Lions on October 9 at 7:30 p.m.  They will remain at home on October 11 as they host the Barton Bulldogs and senior night.