BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Kori Lawrence scored her fourth goal of the year in the first half against Campbell on Saturday, and the Presbyterian College women’s soccer team held on to win 1-0. The Blue Hose improved to 7-6 on the year and 2-5 in the Big South, while Campbell fell to 4-9-1 and 3-3-1 in Conference play.
How It Happened
Campbell started strong on their senior day, outshooting PC 16-2 in the first half. However, Lawrence made her 13th nminute shot count. The freshman dribbled across the top of the box and found the upper right 90 to give PC the 1-0 lead. Preston Robinette also earned her team-leading sixth assist of the year on the goal.
Junior Alyssa Leaman played a strong first half in goal, collecting four saves and keeping the Camels scoreless. Freshman Megan Serrano played well in the second half and made two saves in net. However, the biggest save of the day came on the game’s last play. Campbell’s Shannon Wratchford put a shot on frame from the near post, and defender Kristen Bane was able to head it off the line. Siara Southerland looked to knee it in for the equalizer along the back post, but sent the ball just wide as time expired.
The second-half shots were an even 6-6, but Campbell led for the game 22-8. Corner kicks were slightly in the home team’s favor, 5-3.
Kori Lawrence ranks second on the team with four goals on the year, and all of her goals have come in Big South play.
This was PC’s first win over Campbell since a 2-1 home victory in 2013.
Campbell head coach Samar Azem was an assistant coach under Brian Purcell at PC in 2010.
The Blue Hose host Radford on Wednesday night at Martin Stadium for a 7 p.m. game.