ECU lacrosse falls on the road at Campbell
BUIES CREEK, N.C. --- Campbell scored seven unanswered goals to build a seven goal lead at halftime and defeated ECU, 17-8, at Barker-Lane Stadium Saturday.
Campbell's Melissa Placek led all goal scorers with five followed by Mackenzie Koeller with four.
ECU had seven different players score a goal (Lily Avazis; Emma Bowman; Nicole LeGar; Liz Blumthal; Ally Stanton; Megan Pallozzi; Sam Caputo; Brittany Borchers). Legar and Stanton are the only two player to have scored in each of the first five games.
The Camels out-shot the Pirates 42-24, with a 28-10 margin in the first half.
Blumthal registered a team-best five ball controls.
Blumthal and Legar were each 1-for-2 on free position shots. ECU was 4-of-7 on free position shots and the Camels were 2-of-3.
ECU was credited with a clear on 12-of-14 attempts and Campbell was credited on 14-of-15 clear attempts.
The Camels won 15 of the 24 draw controls during the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After Campbell scored the first two goals, ECU tied the score at 2-2 on consecutive goals from Blumthal and Caputo.
The Camels scored seven consecutive to take a 9-2 lead with 7:08 remaining before intermission.
Bowman and Legar scored back-to-back goals in a span of 15 seconds to make it 9-4 with 5:35 remaining before intermission.
Campbell scored the final two goals of the first half and the first three of the second half to take a 10-goal lead, 14-4, with 22:13 to play.
ECU scored three straight goals courtesy of Avazis, Stanton and Borchers cut their deficit to seven with 5:14 to play.
The Camels scored three more times in the last five minutes with ECU's Pallozzi finding the back of the net with 13 seconds to play.
ECU returns home to face Kennesaw State Thursday, March 1, inside Johnson Stadium at 6 p.m.