MT. OLIVE, N.C. – Francis Marion University women's soccer team had four different players with goals as they shutout the University of Mount Olive on Thursday night (Sept. 14) by a score of 4-0 in non-conference collegiate women's soccer action.
The Patriots (2-1) moved over the .500 mark in the young campaign, while the Trojans fell to 0-3.
FMU will be on the road on Saturday as they compete against Coker College at 4:30 p.m.
Within the first 10 minutes of play, the Patriots had four shots with one of them being put into the back of the net by freshman Megan Misuraca at the 7:53 mark. Assisted by fellow freshmen Imani McGee and Kylie McElroy, this was Misuraca's second goal of her collegiate career.
Forward Kylie McElroy doubled Francis Marion's score in the 27th minute with a rebound shot off a saved header by sophomore Sierra Cartano that came on a well-placed corner kick by freshman Dayle McEwen.
McEwen slipped through the back of the Trojan defense as she delivered her second goal of the season off of a free kick. This came just two minutes after halftime and upped the margin to 3-0.
Gauthier topped off Francis Marion's win with a 30-yard strike with just under 18 minutes left in the game, making the final score 4-0.
FMU outshot the Trojans 11-9 in the game, and also had seven corner kicks compared to Mount Olive's one.
The Patriots' junior goalie Janine Gordon had three saves, while Ross had two.
Francis Marion Univ. (2-1-0) def. Mount Olive (0-3-0) 4-0
Date: Sep 14, 2017 Attendance: 63
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Francis Marion Univ. 2 2 - 4
Mount Olive......... 0 0 - 0
1-0. 7:53 FMU_W Megan Misuraca (Kylie McElroy;Imani McGee)
2-0. 27:33 FMU_W Kylie McElroy (Sierra Cartano) – rebound shot off header off corner kick
3-0. 47:43 FMU_W Dayle McEwen (unassisted) - Patriots score on the free kick of the foul & slipped through to score
4-0. 72:12 FMU_W Carli Gauthier (unassisted) - Patriots with the goal from 30-yds out
Shots: Francis Marion Univ. 11, Mount Olive 9 ;Saves: Francis Marion Univ. 3 (Janine Gordon 3, Micahla Kitchen 0), Mount Olive 2 (Abigail Ross 2)