Campbell's early goal stands as game-winner for Chargers
NEW HAMPTON, N.H. – Sophomore Kelsey Campbell (Upton, Mass.) scored a goal less than four minutes after the opening kick-off Wednesday evening and that stood as the game-winner as Colby-Sawyer College edged Plymouth State University, 1-0, in non-conference women's soccer action at the New Hampton School.
The Chargers are 4-0-1 in their last five games, pushing them back to the .500 mark at 5-5-1 overall, while PSU suffered its fifth one-goal loss of the season and falls to 3-7 overall.
Campbell tallied her second of the year on a header off a corner kick by senior Sarah Little (Scarborough, Maine) at the 3:37 mark. Little served the ball from the left corner and Campbell headed it in from the far post.
The tough defensive battle allowed for just 15 total shots between the two teams, 10 by the visitors. Colby-Sawyer had a narrow 3-2 edge in the first half and a 7-3 margin after the break.
The closest either team got to scoring came late in the second half as the Chargers were attempting to add an insurance goal. Little put one of her three shots on goal that got past the keeper and was headed for the back of the net but PSU junior defender Leah Swanson (Atkinson, N.H.) knocked the ball away to prevent a goal.
Junior Karley Hamilton (Bradford, Vt.) made five saves to post the clean sheet for Colby-Sawyer, while junior Annaliese Schmidt (Newmarket, N.H.) made five saves for PSU in the setback.
PSU is back to Little East Conference action Saturday when Rhode Island College comes to New Hampton School for an 11:30 a.m. kick-off. Colby-Sawyer returns home to host Maine Maritime Academy in a North Atlantic Conference match-up at 3:30 p.m.
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