MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – For more than a year, the Mount Olive Trojans have been waiting for Thursday. They were going to wait no more.
Michelle Scannell scored the first goal in program history and teammate Riann Daziel of East Hampstead, a Pinkerton Academy graduate, added a game-high four goals as Mount Olive defeated Chowan, 17-2, in a non-conference women’s lacrosse game at Amon Field.
The match was the first in program history for both schools. After building up enthusiasm for the first game since the announcement of the program’s launch last spring, not even a brisk wind and a constant rain could stop a relentless Trojan attack that outshot the Hawks, 31-6. By the end of the game, 10 different Trojans found the back of the net.
Daziel has been a big producer for the Trojans (1-2 overall) through their first three games.
She leads the team (tied for third in Conference Carolinas) with 11 goals.
She added four markers in an 18-6 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne and three more against Belmont Abbey.