Campbell Cruises to Fourth-Straight Win, Defeats Howard 22-11
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Campbell netted the most goals of the season to claim its fourth win in a row Saturday as it defeated Howard 22-11. The Camels move to 5-2 on the season, as they have earned a victory in every road match played this season.
"I thought our team played composed from start to finish today and really controlled the tempo," head coach Phil Schuman said. "I am proud of our young team for making sure to keep the momentum in our favor heading into conference play."
CU never trailed in the game, after junior Taelar Errington scored the first goal less than three minutes into the game. She finished the match with a season-high five goals.
Howard tied the score twice, but that was the closest the Bison came to leading, as the Camels held the lead for the rest of the game after freshman Sierra Fox's goal with just over 15 minutes to go in the first half. Fox added another goal to finish the game with two.
The score at halftime was 12-4 in favor of Campbell. The Camel defense allowed Howard only 11 shots in the half, ten on-goal, with junior goalkeeper Brittany Kincer making six saves. Campbell converted on over half of its shots in the first, taking 22 and scoring 12.
Campbell continued its offensive attack after halftime, tacking on ten more goals. Freshman Kaki Armiger gave the Camels their largest lead, 11, with 56 seconds left in the game on CU's final goal. Armiger finished with two goals.
Freshman Loren Day led all scorers with seven goals, a season high, and added an assist. She is now the team's leading scorer with 23, and also has the most assists with eight. She has earned a team-high 31 points in the Camels' inaugural season.
Kincer finished the day with nine saves on 20 shots faced. The Camel defense picked up 21 ground balls and caused 10 turnovers.
"To be 5-2, with 12 healthy players, again is a testament to the character and work ethic of these players," Schuman concluded.
The Camels wrap up their seven-game road slate with three Big South games in the next two weeks. CU will visit fellow first-year program Winthrop Saturday for a noon match. Monday, March 4, the Camels will travel to Liberty before heading to Davidson Friday, March 5 for a pair of 6 p.m. games.