BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Fighting Camels put away 21 goals against Kennesaw State Saturday night to win the first-ever women's lacrosse game in Campbell history. Over 900 fans watched junior Lauren Frick score the first goal in CU history and classmate Cloey Henchcliffe net eight goals in the 21-4 victory.
"I thought our leadership showed and we came out playing with a high level from the first whistle and we played that way the rest of the game," Schuman said as he won his first game as a Division I head coach. "As a first year program, you have to have some sort of leadership, and we are so lucky and blessed to have the upperclassmen that we do."
Frick's goal came less than two minutes after the first draw control. She drove down the field and split two Owl defenders before she scored in the lower half of the goal past goalkeeper Beth Cochran.
"Frick has worked hard and battled through a number of injuries," Schuman commented. "For her to score the first goal was awesome. It was a really cool way to start it. She had an opportunity where she saw a lane and took it and made sure to finish it."
Campbell never gave up the lead the rest of the game, as the Camels kept the pressure on the Owl defense and CU goalkeeper Brittany Kincer stopped seven of 11 KSU shots on goal.
Five of Henchcliffe's goals were put away in the first half, and she scored three in a row in two and a half minutes. She finished the game with eight goals on 11 shots on goal.
Campbell didn't allow a goal until KSU's Seneca Ward was able to find the back of the net nine minutes in to bring the score to 7-1.
The Camels continued to pepper the goal, taking 24 shots in the first half alone, scoring on 15. The CU defense only allowed five shots in the first half, and Kincer was able to stop three.
Keeping the pressure on in the second half, the Camels posted six more goals and only allowed two Owl scores.
The largest lead of the night for the Camels came with 10 minutes left in the second, as junior Taelar Errington netted her fourth goal of the night after she forced an Owl turnover to make the score 21-2.
Campbell took a total of 35 shots, while the Fighting Camel defense limited KSU to only 14.
The Fighting Camels' inaugural season continues Tuesday at 7 p.m. as they host Longwood at Barker-Lane Stadium in the first-ever Big South women's lacrosse matchup in league history.