Clark Double Leads Campbell Over Marshall, 4-2
BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Ashley Clark scored twice and assisted on another goal to lead Campbell to a 4-2 victory over Marshall Monday at the Eakes Athletic Complex.
Michelle Procaccini added her first goal of the season and an assist for the Camels (2-0-1), who scored 3 times in the first 13:32.
Procaccini's assist came in the sixth minute from a corner kick on the left side of the field. The cross landed at senior Taylor Brown's feet, who buried it in the right side of the goal for her second score of 2012.
Three minutes later, Clark dribbled the ball past the Marshall midfield and sent a pass to Procaccini racing down the left flank. She took a shot from just inside the penalty box and sent the ball past Marshall keeper, Lindsey Kerns.
In the 14th minute, the Camels scored their third goal of the half. Senior defender Jeannie Borda booted the ball from Campbell's defensive third to Clark, who received it in the right side of the penalty box. She lined up and scored her first goal of the game, extending her streak to three consecutive games with a goal scored.
The Thundering Herd's first scoring opportunities came from three back-to-back shots from Chelsey Maiden from inside the six yard box, but Campbell senior keeper Ryann Torrero stopped all the attempts.
The next best opportunity of the half for the Herd came in the 36th minute, when Myka DeMarco had a breakaway chance, but Torrero came off her line to record the save.
The first half ended 3-0 in favor of the Camels.
Campbell's fourth and final goal came in the 52nd minute when Hilliary Gupton passed the ball to fellow defender Cissy Nitz, who crossed the ball from the right side. Clark received the ball in the penalty box and put the ball past the keeper on the first touch for her second goal of the game, and fourth of the season.
Marshall registered their first goal with 15 minutes to go in the game, as Maiden collected the rebound from a Torrero save and put it in the back of the net.
The final score of the game came with just 20 seconds left. Marshall's Morgan Cain crossed the ball from the left side of the field, and Kelly Culicerto headed the ball in from inside the penalty area.
The Camels remain the only undefeated team in the Big South, posting a record of 2-0-1. Campbell will be on the road until September 30, when they return to Buies Creek to play Winthrop. This weekend, the team will travel to Wilmington, N.C. to compete in the UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Invitational, playing UNCW Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Elon Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Winthrop Women's Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision At Clemson
CLEMSON, SC - The Winthrop women's soccer team dropped its first-ever meeting with the Clemson Tigers 2-1 on Monday evening at Historic Riggs Field.
The loss drops the Lady Eagles to 1-2 on the season, while Clemson improves its record to 5-1 overall.
The Tigers got out to an early lead on a 5th minute goal from Jenna Polonsky. Maddy Elder was credited with the assist on the play after she played a pass back from the end-line. Polonsky hit the pass one time tucking it inside the near post for her first goal of the season. Winthrop's best chance of the first half came in the 8th minute as Allie VandeWater played a pass to Devin Puckett who put the ball into the net. However, the goal was nullified due to an offsides call.
Clemson outshot the Lady Eagles 10-6 in the first half and 6-2 in attempts on-net. Winthrop goalkeeper Ameila Henderson recorded four saves in the half while her counterpart, Hunter Rittgers, made two saves.
Clemson scored its second goal of the contest in the 62nd minute on the first goal of the season by Vanessa Laxgang. Laxgang's shot came from the near side across the goal from 12 yards out. The Lady Eagles had a flurry of opportunities in the 68th minute when Grace Radler and Krystyna Freda forced Rittger into back-to-back saves resulting in two corner kicks for Winthrop. The Lady Eagles would cut the Tigers lead to 2-1 in the 82nd minute on Puckett's second goal of the season. Puckett volleyed the ball past Rittger off a cross from Radler. The cross was set up on a combination play down the right side by VandeWater and Radler, who each were credited with their first assist of the season
Winthrop forward Krystyna Freda led all players with six shots on the evening. Freda and Puckett were tied with two shots on goal each. Liska Dobberstein and Laxgang led the attack for Clemson with four shots each. Laxgang led with players with three shots on goal. Henderson, 1-2 on the season in net, tied a career high with seven saves for the Lady Eagles. Rittgers, 5-1 on the season in goal, tallied four saves in the game for the Tigers. Winthrop finished the game with 11 shots, but was outshot by Clemson who attempted 20 shots on the evening. Both teams were called offside twice in the game, while Clemson had a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.
The Lady Eagles will play their third of four consecutive road games when they return to action on Thursday, September 6. Winthrop will travel to Spartanburg, SC for a matchup with the Wofford Terriers out of the Southern Conference.