Fighting Camels Can't Keep Pace with Hawks

BUIES CREEK, N.C. In its last home match before April, Campbell fell to St. Joseph's 9-1 at Barker-Lane Stadium Tuesday. The Fighting Camels fell to 1-2 as the Hawks moved to 4-1 on the season.

"Our defense did everything we asked them to do before the game," said head coach Phil Schuman. "We couldn't convert on the offensive end and I was a little disappointed in our decision making there. All in all, our defense did enough to keep us in the game, but our offense couldn't convert. This is a great learning experience for our players and we look forward to seeing how we respond against Stetson Friday."

The Hawks held CU scoreless in the first half, netting five unanswered goals. In the half, SJU outshot Campbell 9-2.

Freshman Erica Hitch tallied the first goal of the second half less than two minutes after the halftime break. She broke away after a Hawk foul to give Campbell its only score of the game.

SJU answered with four goals to bring the final score to 9-1. The leading scorer for the Hawks was Abby Ananian, who netted three.

The Camels will be on the road for seven-straight games. The road trip kicks off at Stetson Friday at 4:00 p.m.

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Ranked second in the nation in scoring defense, the Hawks held the Fighting Camels to just one goal as Saint Joseph's capped its trip to the Carolinas with a 9-1 win over Campbell on Tuesday evening at Barker-Lane Stadium. With the win, Saint Joseph's improves to 4-1 on the season and 3-0 on the road.

Sparked by two goals from the stick of freshman attack Bianca Angstadt (Wyomissing, Pa./Berks Catholic), the Hawks went on a 5-0 run to keep the Fighting Camels scoreless in the first half.

Campbell (1-2) would score its only goal of the game less than two minutes into the second half when Erica Hitch broke away after an SJU foul.

The Hawks would score the final four goals of the game, with two of junior attack Abby Ananian's (Belmont, Mass/Belmont) three goals coming during the 4-0 run, to hand Saint Joseph's its second consecutive win and fourth of the season.

Ananian led all scorers with three goals on four shots and added an assist. Graduate studentMeghan McDevitt (Lancaster, Pa/Manheim Township) registered two goals and an assist. Defensively, sophomore midfielder Julia Falcone (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) picked up three ground balls to lead eight different Hawks in the category.

In her third start of the season, freshman goalkeeper Genevieve Giblin (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Visitation Prep (D.C.) (3-1) made two saves in a full 60 minutes in the net.

For the game, the Hawks held a demanding 20-5 advantage in shots while also leading in ground balls, 14-8, and draw controls, 9-3. The Hawks also forced 14 turnovers while keeping their own total to a season-low nine.

Saint Joseph's returns home this Saturday, March 9, to host Manhattan. Game time is scheduled for noon at Finnesey Field.


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