No. 20 Camels roll past Winthrop in men’s soccer

by | Feb 23, 2021 | Campbell, News & Features

Matt Lock scores Campbell’s first goal on Monday night.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

BUIES CREEK — Jalen James scored twice to lead Campbell to a 6-0 Big South Conference men’s soccer win over Winthrop on Monday night at the Eakes Athletic Complex.

Matt Lock, Franck Momo, Tyler Young and Alemu Mercer-Miko also scored for the 20th-ranked Camels (2-0, 1-0 Big South) who claimed their second-straight shutout victory.

Winthrop (0-2, 0-1) went more than 76 minutes without a shot against the two-time defending league champs.

Samuel Lechuga notched his second shutout in the nets, his 18th in 41 career appearances for the Camels, who extended their unbeaten streak at home to 16 matches (14-0-2).

Momo swung in a hard cross from the right wing that Lock nodded home in the 19th minute for his first goal of the season.

Eagle keeper Sam Jones left his feet to deflect Jake Morris’ 35th minute shot from outside the area by the right post to keep the Camel lead at 1-0.

Momo doubled the Camel lead in the 53rd minute from the penalty spot after James was fouled in the area. Just over four minutes later, James launched a right-footed shot off Jake Morris’ feed to push the lead to three.

Sami Charaf Amal collected his third assist of the year when he fed James for a left-footed effort than caromed off the crossbar and in from the top of the area. The strike was the third in two matches for the junior from Grand Prairie, Texas.

Red-shirt freshman Tyler Young entered the match in the 75th minute and just 49 seconds later scored his first career goal on his first career shot after Eren Elbustu slid a pass into his path at the top of box. Alemu Mercer-Miko rounded out the scoring in the 84th minute when he met a failed clearance off a corner kick with a right-footed attempt that curled into the side netting just inside the left post.

Campbell finished with a 19-2 advantage in shots, 9-1 in attempts on target. Lechuga made one save, while Jones made three stops. The Camels took 14 corner kicks to just two for the visitors.

Campbell returns to action Sunday at 2 at USC Upstate.

(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)

Jalen James scored two goals in a 6-0 Campbell win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Jake Morris pushes forward on the attack for the Camels.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Franck Momo sets to strike on a penalty kick for a 2-0 lead.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Players jockey for position on a Campbell corner in the fog.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Samuel Lechuga was in goal for the shutout in CU’s league opener.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)


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