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Trojan women top Coker

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on October 24, 2012 1:48 PM

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MOUNT OLIVE -- Daisy Thomas and Maddy Robak each scored a first-half goal and Mount Olive's defense preserved the advantage in a 2-0 victory over Conference Carolinas rival Coker (S.C.) College on Tuesday afternoon.

The Trojans prevailed for the fifth time in their last six outings.

Mount Olive (7-8-1 overall, 6-4-0 CC) got on the scoreboard quickly as Ellie Barnes found Thomas in the left side of the box. Thomas scored from 15 yards out to give the Trojans a 1-0 lead just 2 minutes, 42 seconds into the match.

The Trojans collected 14 shots in the first half and extended their lead to two goals in the 30th minute. Damilia Brooks carried the ball into the box, eluded a defender and played the ball to Robak at the top left of the box. Robak put the ball in the upper 90 to make it a 2-0 score.

Trojan goalkeeper Carolin Edenhofner dove and made the save to preserve her fourth shutout and the team's fifth shutout of the season. Edenhofner recorded five saves.

Men's soccer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive goalkeeper Nick Bernsdorf posted his third consecutive shutout and nearly assisted on a game-winning goal during a 0-0 draw against Conference Carolinas foe Coker (S.C.) College on Tuesday evening.

The Cobras entered the game ranked No. 10 in the latest NCAA Division II Southeast Region poll. The draw was the Trojans' second in nine days against a regionally-ranked opponent.

Mount Olive (5-8-3 overall, 3-4-2 CC) had a chance for the win in the final seconds of the second overtime. A Coker foul and straight red card gave the Trojans a free kick 10 yards inside the Coker half with 10.7 seconds remaining.

Bernsdorf came out of goal and chipped the ball towards the box. Pablo Galarza's 22-yard shot was wide to the right and time expired. Bernsdorf recorded six saves.

The Trojans conclude regular-season play Satuday at in-state rival Lees-McRae College.