BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Roadrunner women’s soccer team was unable to complete a sweep of its East Coast road trip as CSU Bakersfield was defeated by Campbell on Sunday morning. The ‘Runners matched the Camels in opportunities with seven shots on goal apiece, but Campbell was able to convert its chances en route to a 4-0 victory.
“Today was a disappointing performance to go along with a disappointing result,” said CSUB’s Head Coach, Gary Curneen. “We have prided ourselves on our start to the games this season, but that was missing today. Playing catch up at the Division I level is almost impossible against good opposition. We will step back and take a good hard look at this game in order to make sure we learn from it and get it fixed before conference play.”
Campbell got on the scoreboard early with a goal at the 1:50 mark. Callie Beckwith played a ball in for Rosie O’Neal who finished for a 1-0 advantage. Kelly Ann Evans netted a goal of her own with five minutes to play in the half to put the Camels up by two goals at half time.
After being outshot 7-4 in the first half, CSUB swung the momentum in the second period with an 8-6 advantage over the Camels. Alas, Campbell continued to convert on its opportunities and added a pair of goals from Payton Ormsby and Christine Kindt to claim the 4-0 victory.
Freshman Sophie Freeman played 82 minutes for the ‘Runners and both of the Bakersfield native’s shots in the contest were on goal. Sophomore Jen Padilla and freshman Jordan Bertram each played one half in goal for CSUB. Padilla made two saves in the first half while Bertram made one save in her 45 minutes.
CSUB (2-3-1) will be back in action with another home and away weekend. The ‘Runners will return home Friday, Sept. 9, to host Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. at the Main Soccer Field. Tickets for that game as well as season tickets are available at GoRunners.com/tix. CSUB will then head to the Central Coast to take on Cal Poly on Sunday.