King drops contest at Mount Olive

Photo credit: Brooke Hatcher
Photo credit: Brooke Hatcher

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's soccer team took another tough loss on the road on Saturday afternoon. The Tornado fell at the University of Mount Olive 3-0.

FINAL SCORE: Mount Olive 3, King 0
LOCATION: Amon Field; Mount Olive, N.C.
RECORDS: 2-9-2, 0-8-1 Conference Carolinas; Mount Olive 7-4-1, 3-2-1 Conference Carolinas


  • Mount Olive held control of the contest early, and they found the back of the net in the 16th minute.
  • Nikolai Iotov took his shot from the right side of the box from 20 yards out, and placed it inside the far post, giving the Trojans the 1-0 lead.
  • The advantage grew to 2-0 on an own goal in the 23rd minute.
  • Following a Dalton Gammon save for the Tornado, King flipped the field as Luis Calderon ripped a shot on goal, but it was turned away in the 38th minute.
  • Mount Olive came back and added another goal in the 42nd minute as Daniel Olaniran beat a defender in the box and placed his shot in the middle of the goal, giving the Trojans a 3-0 lead.
  • Faber Bickerstaffe countered with a shot for King, but it too was turned away as the Trojans led 3-0 at the half.
  • King looked to control play in the second half, taking seven corner kicks and seven shots.
  • The best scoring chance for the Tornado came in the 86th minute, but Carlos Saavedra's shot was turned away by the Trojan goalkeeper as Mount Olive took the game 3-0.
  • King placed three of their 11 shots on goal and had seven corner kicks in the contest.


  • Mount Olive took 12 shots, placing seven on frame.
  • The Trojans also earned five corner kicks.


  • King returns home to face Milligan College on Wednesday. Kickoff from Parks Field is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
  • Mount Olive travels to Limestone College on Wednesday.