09/10/09 — Gallardo's goal lifts MOC men at home

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Gallardo's goal lifts MOC men at home

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on September 10, 2009 10:36 AM

MOC Sports Information

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ramon Gallardo collected the game-winning goal in the 79th minute as the Mount Olive College men's soccer team nipped Methodist University 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Amon Field.

The teams played 10 on 10 for the final 36 minutes after a double red card was assessed.

Tied at 1-1, Adrian Daniels carried the ball across midfield near the left sideline late in the second half. Daniels worked through a double team and centered the ball to Gallardo, who carried the ball about 10 yards and blasted a shot into the net.

It was Gallardo's second goal this season.

Methodist just missed scoring an equalizing goal in the final two minutes.

Mount Olive (3-0-0 overall) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute on Scott Mitchell's goal off Kirk Peterson's assist. The Monarchs recorded a penalty kick in the 28th minute and the score remained tied until Gallardo connected in the second half.

MOC women fall

SALISBURY -- Catawba tucked away an early penalty kick and cruised past Mount Olive College 3-0 in a non-conference, women's soccer match Wednesday evening.

The Trojans fell to 0-3-1 this season and suffered their seventh shutout in their last eight outings since 2008.

MOC keeper Lyndsey McIntyre, in her third start, had five saves.