Last-Minute Goal Carries Patriots Past Camels

FAIRFAX, VA. - Caitlin McGinn scored the go-ahead goal with 27 seconds to go to give George Mason the 14-13 edge over Campbell on Saturday night, ending the Camels' three-game win streak.

Sophomore Loren Day led Campbell (3-3) with six goals and an assist.

The Patriots (6-2) got out to the 3-0 lead in the first nine minutes, as McGinn netted two and Rachel Obergon notched one.

Day put the Camels on the board with 20:39 left in the first half with a free position shot.

The teams traded goals until CU had a three-score run of its own, as Day scored twice and sophomore Erica Hitch added one to bring the Camels within one, 7-6, with 5:40 left before intermission.

Jaquelyn Spalding tacked on one for the Patriots before the half ended, and George Mason went to the locker room with the 8-6 lead.

In the first half, George Mason outshot the Camels 17-13. Campbell had the 9-6 edge on draw controls and each team committed six turnovers.

The Camels opened the second half with another 3-0 tear to go up 9-8. Day struck first and senior Cloey Henchcliffe followed with two goals, to give CU its first lead seven minutes into the half.

In the following 17 minutes, the Patriots outscored the Camels 5-2 to take the two-goal advantage, 13-11, with 6:46 to go.

With four minutes left, Day notched her sixth goal of the day and with 2:59 left on the clock, Henchcliffe tied the game at 13.

Just before regulation ended, Obergon connected with McGinn in front of the CU goal and the Patriots were able to convert the shot to secure the 14-13 win.

The Camels finished with 24 shots to the Patriots' 32, but committed fewer turnovers to George Mason, 14-11.

Senior goalkeeper Brittany Kincer tallied six saves on 20 Patriot shots in 60 minutes of work.

The Camels continue their road trip Sunday, taking on St. Joseph's at 1:00 p.m.


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