10/30/12 — Trojans' O'Hara emerges co-leader after two rounds

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Trojans' O'Hara emerges co-leader after two rounds

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on October 30, 2012 1:48 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mount Olive junior Mark O'Hara fired a one-under-par 71 and earned a share of individual lead after 36 holes at the McDonough Cup men's golf tournament on the Rio Pinar Country Club links Monday afternoon.

The Trojans are fourth in the 18-team competition at 596.

O'Hara's 71 occurred during second-round play after he opened the tournament with a 73. Teammate Sebastian Anderson is two shots behind O'Hara and tied for seventh overall.

Also scoring for MOC are Phillippe Tjantele (154) and Dalton Gore (154), who are tied at 49th; and Kyle Simpson (156) in 75th.

The 54-hole event concludes today and is the final fall tournament on the Trojans' schedule.

Women's soccer

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Lauren Power's corner kick late in the second half helped sixth-seeded Mount Olive rally and force overtime, but third-seeded Limestone escaped 2-1 in opening-round play of the 2012 Conference Carolinas women's soccer tournament Monday.

The Trojans concluded the year 7-10-1 overall. The overtime heartbreaker was the final contest for six seniors -- Patrice Clarke, Sarah Dodson, Janaya Finney, Jen Floyd, Mary Knepp and Tia Rose.

Mount Olive was limited to only three shots through 77 minutes, but got on the scoreboard without benefit of an official shot attempt. Power took a corner kick and the ball went into the goal on a failed clear attempt as the Trojans evened the score 1-1 at the 77:04 mark.

The goal was charged as an own goal.

Each goalkeeper came up with a save in the final minutes to send the match into overtime. Trojan keeper Carolin Edenhofner recorded a save on Gabriella Reid's header attempt in the 88th minute. Four minutes earlier, Power's shot was stopped by Saints goalkeeper Mariette Martinez.

After a foul against Mount Olive, Limestone's Leah Kennington's touch pass found Reid in front of the goal. Reid scored her second goal of the match to end the contest at the 94:25 mark and send the Saints to the semifinal round.