08/30/08 — Youth-laden Trojans take Sleep Inn Classic

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Youth-laden Trojans take Sleep Inn Classic

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on August 30, 2008 11:32 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- Adrian Daniels scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute and Chris Slaughter preserved the win with a dramatic save with 44 seconds left as Mount Olive defeated Catawba 2-1 in the 2008 Mount Olive College Men's Soccer Sleep Inn Classic Saturday at Amon Field.

The Trojans won both of their matches in the tournament and improved to 7-1 all-time at the Sleep Inn Classic.

Daniels, Angelo Acquah and Scott Mitchell represented Mount Olive on the All-Tournament Team.

Catawba goalkeeper Tyler Held also earned All-Tournament honors.

Mount Olive broke a scoreless tie early in the first half after Mitchell's service led to a scramble in the box. The ball deflected off a Catawba defender and Acquah headed it into the upper corner to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead at 14:25.

The goal was Acquah's second of the tournament. Mitchell tallied a goal and two assists in the tournament.

The Trojans broke the tie when Chris McClaugherty played a long service from the back to Daniels, who had just cleared the midfield line. Daniels dribbled ahead of the defense and beat the keeper with an 18-yard shot to put Mount Olive back on top.

Slaughter finished with four saves, while Ross Willard recorded two saves in the first half for Catawba.

Mitchell converted a penalty kick in the 48th minute as the Trojans turned back North Georgia 2-1 on Friday evening.

Mitchell factored into Mount Olive's first goal of the season. He kept the ball alive in the right corner and crossed the ball into the box. Matt Wallin connected on a one-touch pass to Acquah, who scored outside the post for his first collegiate goal.

Slaughter stopped a North Georgia shot in the 68th minute and finished with three saves.

Mount Olive (2-0-0 overall) visits Chowan on Wednesday.


JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Mount Olive College finished 2-2 in the Carson-Newman College Labor Day Classic after dropping a 3-1 decision to Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) late Saturday afternoon.

The Trojans started the day with a 25-20, 23-25, 25-19, 27-25 victory over Augusta State (Ga.) University. Alicia Mote pounded out 20 kills in the four-set match.

On Friday, Mount Olive started tournament play with a 30-28, 25-18, 15-25, 25-18 triumph over West Virginia Wesleyan. Racey Bartley recorded 17 kills in the debut of Trojans head coach James Goodridge.

Motes added 14 kills. Joanie Werling dished out 42 assists and Mallory Peavler sparked the defense with 14 digs. Kari Ham served four aces and Bartley notched four blocks.

Later Friday evening, Mount Olive dropped a 25-15, 25-11, 25-7 decision to West Virginia State.

Women's soccer

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Lyndsey McIntyre kept Mars Hill scoreless in the opening half, but surrendered two second-half goals in a 2-0 loss during the Tusculum College Classic on Friday.

Mars Hill scored less than 90 seconds into the second half and added an insurance goal in the 70th minute.

The Trojans (0-1-0 overall) face No. 11-ranked Tusculum today. Kickoff is 2 p.m.