Oct. 9, 2008
Buies Creek, N.C. - Campbell scored three unanswered goals after falling behind early in the first half as the Camels took a 3-1 win over USC Upstate in A-Sun women's soccer action Thursday night.
Campbell improved to 3-6-2 overall and 2-3-0 with six points in the A-Sun. Upstate fell to 3-10-0 overall and 1-5-0 with three points in the league. The Spartans do not play for more than a week before heading to Mercer next Saturday to resume play in the A-Sun.
Upstate jumped on top in the game when Santana De Freitas gained control of the ball and fought through a series of defenders before going one-on-one with Campbell goalkeeper Boomie Luck. The junior from Boiling Springs, S.C., placed a shot in the upper right 90 to give the Spartans a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute.
De Freitas' goal was her third of the season and it moved her to the top of Upstate's scoring list. She now has seven points on three goals and an assist.
Upstate held the lead for just 50 seconds as Olga Ekblom took a pass from Ashley Wagner, cut back from her defender and fired a shot into the far corner for the equalizer in the 15th minute.
The teams battled for the next 15 minutes before Campbell took the lead for good in the 31st minute. The teams battled for possession of the ball in the box before Rhonda Runion gained control and placed a shot into the back of the net to give the Camels a 2-1 lead. It would end up being all that Campbell would need.
The game went back and forth for more than 25 minutes of the second half until Campbell put the game away with a goal in the 72nd minute. After an Upstate foul, Wagner took the free kick and played a ball into the box where Marissa Muller took the pass and put the header away for a 3-1 Camel lead.
Upstate managed three shots after the third Campbell goal, but nothing would fall as Luck and substitute Jamie Panfil kept the Spartans off of the scoreboard the rest of the game. Luck finished the game with three saves while facing eight Upstate shots, while Panfil made one save on a Spartan shot. Upstate keeper Brittany Daughtry faced 19 Campbell shots and finished the game with eight saves.