Camels snag first league win 18-14 over Liberty

Taelar Errington
(Will Bratton photo)
Taelar Errington (Will Bratton photo)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Loren Day scored seven goals and Taelar Errington added six to lead Campbell to its first league win of the season, 18-14, over Liberty on Friday night at Barker-Lane Stadium. Four of Errington's goals came during an eight-goal CU run that wrapped around both halves.

Day led the team for the fourth-straight game, while Errington's goal total was a career high. The team's 18 goal total was a season high for CU.

In a back-and-fourth first half, the teams traded goals with neither side leading by more than two at any point before the break. The score was tied at seven at intermission, as Day tallied four of her seven, while Errington, Hayley Carroll, and Cloey Henchcliffe added one apiece.

The Camels ended the first half scoring twice in the final 45 seconds, kicking off their 8-0 run.

Erica Hitch opened the second half with a goal 62 seconds after the draw, to put the Camels up 8-7. Day tacked on another just 33 seconds later to give CU the two-goal lead.

Errington then went on a six-minute four-goal tear, creating her own opportunity on each. She put Campbell on top 13-7 with 21:18 remaining in the game.

LU's Morgan Becker broke the Camel sprint in the 41st minute closing the gap to 13-8.

Day and Maddy Dolinar answered with two-straight goals, as Campbell hels to 15-8 lead with 15:25 to go.

Olivia Becker tallied the Flames' ninth goal before the final Campbell run, 3-0 put the Camels up 18-9. Hitch, Day, and Errington each scored in a 3:12 span, as CU reached its largest lead of the game, 18-9.

Liberty closed the game on its own run, 5-0 in the final 8:37 to close the score ti 18-14, but Campbell was able to outlast the attack and take its first league win of 2014, its fifth overall victory of the year.

Brittany Kincer tallied five saves in the cage, while collecting three ground balls and causing a turnover.

Dolinar registered a team-high four ground balls, and Day won seven draw controls. Jillian Summers and Erin O'Hara each caused two turnovers.

Campbell shot 39 times to Liberty's 25, and had the edge on draw controls, 20-14. CU also had the 19-16 edge on ground balls.

The Camels are back at home Tuesday at 7 p.m., hosting Davidson.