BUIES CREEK — Campbell stayed on top of the Big South standings Wednesday after a 3-1 victory over Longwood at the Eakes Athletic Complex.
Bissafi Dotte, Jake Morris and Gerard Broussard scored, Kemy Amiche and Franck Momo each had two assists for the Camels (9-3-1, 4-0-0), who outshot the Lancers 22-2.
Markus Gronli scored from the penalty spot in the 31st minute for Longwood (3-7-2, 2-2-1), which mustered only one shot in each half.
Campbell entered the contest ranked fifth in the nation in goals per game (2.75) and went in front after 22 minutes when Dotte slotted home a low cross from Momo.
Longwood pulled even less than eight minutes later after Dotte was called for a foul against Matt Fitzer in the area. Gronli struck the resulting penalty to the low center of the net and Camel keeper Edu Rodriguez just nearly missed getting a foot on the ball.
Campbell played the final 51:58 of the contest with a man advantage after Longwood’s Mason Butcher was sent off with second yellow card of the match.
Amiche again linked passes with Momo to set up Morris’ third goal of the season on a short corner kick in the 50th minute.
Broussard added an insurance strike — his fourth goal of the season — when he slipped in a low cross from Moses Mensah in the 67th.
Longwood did not attempt a shot from live action until the 66th minute when Ander Etxaniz’ header sailed over the cross bar.
“It’s always exciting to get three points; mission accomplished,” said Campbell coach Dustin Fonder. “Our performance was locked in from the first whistle to the final whistle. Now it’s a quick turnaround to get ready for another tough Big South battle Saturday at Winthrop.”
NOTES: CU has scored multiple goals in 10 of its 13 outings… 12 different Camels have scored… CU is now 22-1-3 in its last 26 games (regular season and tournament) vs. Big South foes… The Camels stand 24-2-4 in their last 30 matches at the Eakes Complex, including a 7-1-1 mark in the 2021 season… Campbell returns to action Saturday for a 7 p.m. start at Winthrop.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)