Longwood Pulls Away from Campbell in Second Half

BUIES CREEK, N.C. In the first women's lacrosse league match of Big South Conference history, Campbell fell to Longwood, 24-12.

Three Camels scored three goals apiece as the Camels moved to 1-1 in their inaugural season. Campbell put away eight goals in the first half and four in the second while the Lancers netted 12 in each half.

Junior Cloey Henchcliffe and freshmen Erica Hitch and Loren Day each scored three times in the match. Freshman Kaki Armiger added two and junior Taelar Errington netted one to give the Camels 12 total.

The Lancers' Mary Barondess earned the first goal of the game in the second minute. Day answered less than 20 seconds later to tie the score. The teams traded goals for much of the half, until Longwood pulled away 12-8 with five minutes left in the first.

The Fighting Camels couldn't overcome the deficit, scoring four goals after the break to Longwood's 12.

Lancer Kacey Norwood paced Longwood with seven goals and two assists on the night. Katie McHugh added four tallies and two assists.

Defensively for the Camels, junior goalkeeper Brittany Kincer stopped seven Lancer shots on the night.

The Camels are back in action Tuesday, March 5 at Barker-Lane Stadium as they take on St. Joseph's in a 7:00 p.m. match. It is the only home action the Fighting Camels will see in March, as they begin a seven-game road slate March 8.

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Longwood outscored Campbell (1-1), 12-4, in the second half to earn a 24-12 decision in its first-ever Big South Conference game on Tuesday evening.

Sophomore Kacey Norwood/Chantilly led the Lancers (3-0) with game and career highs of seven goals and nine total points. Junior Mary Barondess/Centreville (3 goals, 3 assists), and freshman Katie McHugh/Burke (4 goals, 2 assists) added to the offensive effort with six points apiece, as well. Longwood will continue its three-game road swing at Central Connecticut on March 8. First draw is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

The Lancers scored the first goal of the game less than two minutes into play, as Barondess found the back of the net unassisted. The squads alternated points, but Campbell followed with a pair of goals to take a 3-2 advantage with less than 25 minutes remaining in the half.

Longwood answered with four-straight scores, two of which were assisted by senior Jamie Brentlinger/Gambrills, Maryland, to pull ahead 6-3 at 19:11 in the first. The teams traded goals throughout the rest of the period with LU maintaining at least a two-point buffer. Brentlinger scored the final goal of the half for the Lancers to send her squad into the break with a 12-8 advantage.

The back-and-forth nature of the game continued early in the second half, as both sides tallied three goals in the first 10 minutes, but Longwood put the game out of reach with a 6-0 run that included a hat trick from Norwood, pulling away 21-11 with less than 13 minutes to play. Campbell scored one more goal on the night, but the Lancers recorded the last three to earn the 24-12 decision.

Three Lady Camels notched four points each to pace the home squad. Cloey Henchcliffe, Erica Hitch and Loren Day each logged three goals and one assist.

Brentlinger and junior Lauren Prasnicki/Lexington totaled five and four points, respectively, in the outing, while freshman Sarah Butler/Oakleigh South, Victoria, Australia notched a hat trick. Sophomores Morgan Clark/Gainesville and Sarah Arndt/Pasadena, Maryland rounded out the goal scorers for Longwood with one apiece.

All three LU goalkeepers saw action in the victory. Sophomore Christian Acker/Moorestown, New Jersey started the contest and picked up the win with a pair of saves, but freshman Caitlyn Miller/Vero Beach, Florida logged a team high 39+ minutes in goal with three saves.


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