Written by: Antoine Lynch, Athletics Media Specialist
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Shaw University men's soccer team saw two chances sail high and wide during the first half. Those missed chances would prove costly as Shaw fell to Mount Olive 2-0 Wednesday night at the MAC.
Shaw has now gone two matches without scoring a goal on offense.
The Bears would find some early success as they saw a few chances to jump ahead of the visiting Trojans but were unable to cash in either due to misfires at the goal or offside calls which wiped away a potential goal. Both teams would put up four shots on goal officially during the first half.
A very physical second half would follow that saw three cards issued along with 11 fouls called. The Trojans would push through and strike first as Alfie Pope would score his first of two goals on the evening knocking in a goal in the middle of the box to give Mount Olive the 1-0 lead at the 69'. Pope wasted no time finding the back of the net again in the 74'taking a pass from fellow Trojan Trevor Berk to give UMO the deciding 2-0 lead. Shaw pushed late in the half but would come up empty as time worked against the Bears.
Shaw has now dropped three straight matches to fall to 1-3 on the season. Mount Olive improves to 1-1 in 2019. The Bears will return to the pitch Saturday Sept. 21, at Coker. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.
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