WILMINGTON, N.C. – A 65th minute own goal lifted Campbell to a 1-0 victory over Wofford Friday in the opening round of the UNCW adidas Classic.
Campbell (2-0-1), which entered the match ranked 10th in the South Atlantic Region poll, is unbeaten after three games for the first time since the 1995 club produced two victories and a draw in the same span.
The lone score came when Mitchell Cardenas whipped a corner kick to the near post 20 minutes into the second half. Wofford defender Ryan Hurst was first to the ball, but instead of clearing it out of danger he accidentally deflected it into his own net.
The Terriers (2-2-0) nearly went in front in the 12th minute when Bryan Eddy flicked a long throw in over charging keeper Ethan Hall, but Cardenas cleared the ball out of danger.
"We had some opportunities that we didn't take advantage of, but we were able to bring some players on who hadn't played much because of injury," said Campbell head coach Steve Armas. "Overall, we feel better about our group after seeing what we have looking forward."
Campbell sophomore keeper Ethan Hall made three stops while recording the first solo shutout of his career. The Camel defense recorded its second clean sheet in three matches, including a season-opening 0-0 draw with Furman.
Wofford keeper Ben Limbaugh finished with one save.
The Camels held a 15-10 edge in shots, 9-5 in the second period. CU took seven corner kicks to a pair for the Terriers.
Campbell concludes play in the UNCW adidas Classic Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. start against Hartford.