MOUNT OLIVE, NC--The Mount Olive College Trojans jumped on the Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats early, earning a 2-0 Conference Carolinas win Saturday, scoring both goals with the first eight minutes of the contest. The Trojans improve to 7-6-3, (5-1-3 Conference Carolinas) while the Lady Bobcats drop to 5-13, (3-6).
Lyndsay Brennan opened the scoring for the home team, capitalizing on a cross from Kate Painter in the sixth minute. Two minutes later Gina Dos Santos extended the early lead to two after Painter's cross deflected off of a Lady Bobcats defender. Dos Santos corralled the loose ball and found the back of the net giving the home side the early lead.
Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, VA) registered seven saves in goal for the Lady Bobcats while Amanda Huber and Jenn Sastre each picked up a pair of saves to combine for the shutout in the Trojans goal.
The Lady Bobcats will host Belmont Abbey Wednesday at 4:30pm. Prior to kickoff, the Lady Bobcats will honor seniors Brittany Sherrill (Winston-Salem, NC), Gennie Garcia (Fort Worth, TX) and Katharine Smith (Banner Elk, NC).
PICTURED TOP LEFT: Brittany Bolton