BUIES CREEK — Sparked by four goals in the first half, the Campbell women’s soccer team dispatched Presbyterian for a 5-1 Big South Conference victory on Sunday afternoon at the Eakes Athletics Complex.
Campbell improves to 3-3-1 overall and 3-2-1 in Big South play while the Blue Hose drop to 2-2 overall and in conference play.
Jessica Donald quickly gave the Camels a 1-0 advantage after heading in a volley from Laney Peabody in the fifth minute. Donald again found the back of net in the 33rd minute after corralling a shot from Peabody that bounced off the keeper. The junior forward’s shot bounced off a PC defender, ricocheting into the goal.
Cameron Turner added two more goals for the Camels just 31 seconds apart at the 37th & 38th minute mark. Turner scored her first goal of the match on a right-foot shot as Peabody connected with her inside the box following a corner kick. Turner put away her second goal of the match seconds later as Taryn Phillips found her inside the 10-yard range for the final goal of the half.
Freshman forward Olivia Neal netted her first career goal in the 77th minute thanks to an assist from Donald.
Presbyterian, which was limited to two shots on goal the entire match by the Campbell defense, scored in the 59th minute as Reyan Coston hit a right foot shot following a PC shot off the crossbar.
Campbell heads to Gardner-Webb on Sunday for a 7 p.m. start.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)