Hatters Outraced by Camels

DELAND, Fla. Seven different Hatters scored, but Stetson (0-6) fell short against Campbell (2-2), losing by a score of 17-7 on Friday at the Athletic Training Center.

Stetson certainly excelled in one stage of the game on Friday. The Hatters built on their season-best 10 draw controls on Tuesday with another 17 against the Camels. Stetson finished with 17 to Campbell's nine in the game.

The Hatters, however, were outshot 33-18, and the Camels picked up 25 ground balls to Stetson's 13. Campbell generated four free position shots, and connected on three of them, while the Hatters only managed one unsuccessful attempt.

Stetson scored the first goal of the game yet again as freshman Danielle Horgan scored unassisted just 15 seconds into play. After a pair of Camel goals, sophomore Samantha Akl tied the game at 2-2 with another unassisted Stetson score just less than six minutes into the contest.

Campbell then scored 12 out of the next 13 goals in the game, through halftime, to take a 14-3 lead with 18:06 to play in the game. Stetson freshman Melanie Fredericks scored the lone Hatter goal during the stretch, finishing off a Maylis Broderick assist.

The Hatters finished the game strong, outscoring Campbell 4-3 in the final 15 minutes of play. Freshman Mary Kate O'Sullivan started the run off with a goal assisted by freshman Paige Levesque. Freshmen Sarah Connolly, Broderick, and Mallory Tluchowski also scored during the stretch.

Horgan led Stetson with five shots, while O'Sullivan and Kelsey Gilbert totaled two ground balls each in the loss. Broderick won four draw controls, while O'Sullivan chipped in with three. Whitney Meyers and Caili Guilday split time in goal once again. The former made seven saves in 37 minutes, and the latter totaled three saves in 23 minutes.

Stetson will next play its seventh straight home game to start the season. The Hatters welcome Bryant to DeLand on Wednesday, March 13 before heading out on the road for the first time to take on Florida in Gainesville.

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DELAND, FLA. Campbell picked up its second win of the season Friday, as it defeated Stetson 17-7. The Camels moved to 2-2 on the season as they began a seven-game road slate.

"We got off to a sluggish start tonight and credit Stetson for that," said head coach Phil Schuman.

"I was very pleased with the way we responded and the way we commanded the game after that. I would like to see us play cleaner at the end of the game, but overall I am pleased with our effort and execution. Getting our young group through their first away trip has been a fun experience and it is nice to wrap it up with a win."

Stetson started the scoring 15 seconds into the game, as Danielle Horgan edged a shot by the Camel defense.

Junior Taelar Errington notched her sixth goal of the season two minutes later to lead off the Camels' effort. Campbell never trailed the remainder of the game.

The Camels posted ten goals to the Hatters' three in the first half. CU's goals came on 18 shots, and junior goalkeeper Brittany Kincer posted three saves in the half on six shots on-goal.

Freshman Erica Hitch netted three of her five goals in the first 20 minutes. Her five total led the team as she increases her season total to 11.

In the second half, the Camels added seven goals on nine shots on-frame. Junior Cloey Henchcliffe scored two in the half, adding to two in the first, for a total of four, the second-most for CU.

Defensively, the Camels picked up 25 ground balls on 18 Hatter turnovers. CU was successful on 13 of 15 clears, and Kincer finished with five total saves.

The Camels continue their road tilt Thursday at St. Francis at 7:00 p.m.

2013-03-08



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