FMU Men beat Trojans 4-2 behind first-half outburst

FMU Men beat Trojans 4-2 behind first-half outburst

MT. OLIVE, NC – Francis Marion University scored four goals in the opening 35 minutes and went on to claim a 4-2 win over the University of Mount Olive, Wednesday night (Sept. 20) in non-conference men's soccer action.

FMU improves to 4-1-0 and will next face the University of North Georgia on the road on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Patriots' Peach Belt Conference opener.  The next home match for the Patriots will be Sept. 30 against Clayton State University with the kick-off set for 5:30 p.m.

The Patriots now claim an all-time record of 17-3-0 against UMO.  Francis Marion entered the contest ranked sixth in the latest United Soccer Coaches Southeast Region poll, while Mount Olive (3-2-0) was ranked 10th.

The scoring started for Francis Marion in the fifth minute of play as junior forward Levin Sandmann beat the Trojans' freshman goalkeeper Preston Snyder in a one-on one situation. Sandmann doubled the margin with an unassisted goal at the 22:14 mark. The reigning PBC Player of the Year now has a team-high six goals in 2017.

The scoring kept coming for FMU as senior defender Jevon Williams gathered the ball off a rebound inside the box and put it into the back of the net, notching his first goal of the season, to make the score 3-0 in the 27th minute.

Senior Gaspard Mianne fed sophomore midfielder Jordan Dechere the ball for the Patriots' final goal at the 34:54 mark.

The Trojans scored twice in the final 23 minutes when junior Sebastian Loibl hit the back of the net off a 30-yard free kick in the 68th minute and Loibl used an assist by Grant Conybear at the 80:18 mark to account for the final tally.

FMU freshman goalkeeper Raul Guillamon Bejar accounted for six saves, while Snyder had four.

Mount Olive outshot the Patriots 23-16 and led 5-4 in corner kicks.

 

Francis Marion Univ. (4-1-0) def. Mount Olive (3-2-0) 4-2
Date: Sep 20, 2017  Attendance: 63

Goals by period          1  2  Tot
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Francis Marion Univ.    4  0 -  4
Mount Olive.........      0  2 -  2

SCORING SUMMARY:
1-0.   4:30 FMU Levin Sandmann (5) (unassisted)
2-0.  22:14 FMU Levin Sandmann (6) (unassisted)
3-0.  26:32 FMU Jevon Williams (1) (unassisted) - recovers the rebound and scores
4-0.  34:54 FMU Jordan Dechere (2) (Gaspard Mianne)
4-1.  67:12 UMOMS Sebastian Loibl (unassisted) - Loibl scores off the free kick from about 30yds out
4-2.  80:18 UMOMS Sebastian Loibl (Grant Conybear)

Shots: Francis Marion Univ. 16, Mount Olive 23 ; Saves: Francis Marion Univ. 6 (Raul Guillamon Bejar 6), Mount Olive 4 (Preston Snyder 4)