Trojan Notebook: UMO goalie Lane cops honor

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ROCK HILL, S.C. - University of Mount Olive goalie Victoria Lane was named the South Atlantic Conference defensive player of the week by AstroTurf Field Hockey.

A senior from Louisa, Virginia, Lane collected a total of 13 saves in Trojan victories against Coker (2-1) and No. 10-ranked Limestone (3-2). Lane ranks second among Conference Carolina goal keepers in total saves.

This is Lane’s second defensive player of the week award this season.

Soccer’s Pope and Lewis earn player of the week

GREENVILLE, S.C. - University of Mount Olive soccer standouts Alfie Pope and Taylor Lewis each earned player of the week recognition from the Conference Carolinas office.

Pope received the men’s offensive POW for the second consecutive week. He collected a total of seven points - three goals, one assist — during victories over Barton and Erskine.

UMO rose to 7-0-0 in conference play.

A goal keeper from Hamilton, Ohio, Lewis posted two shutouts in 194 minutes between the pipes. She collected eight saves — five stops against Barton and had three saves in a double-overtime win at Erskine.

Lewis leads the conference with a .313 goals against average (GAA) and .889 save percentage.

Regional rankings noted in soccer, track

GREENVILLE, S.C. - University of Mount Olive remains ranked in three regional polls.

The Trojan men’s soccer team (9-3-0 overall) is No. 8 in the Southeast Region, while the women (9-0-2) are 10th.

UMO is ninth among Southeast Region teams in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

Weekend results

• Women’s field hockey: Queens 4, UMO 0.

• Women’s soccer: Tianna Hill’s goal in the 56th minute proved to be the game winner in a 3-2 triumph over Lees-McRae, which scored twice in the final 27 minutes of play. Makenna Copley and Della Allwood each tallied a first-half goal for the Trojans, who improved to 10-0-2 overall and 7-0-1 against conference opposition this season.

• Men’s soccer: Lees-McRae knocked UMO from the unbeaten ranks in league play with a 2-1 victory at Amon Field. The loss snapped the Trojans’ five-match win streak. Guilherme Siqueira notched the lone goal for UMO, which dropped to 9-4-0 overall and 7-1 in league matters this season.

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