BUIES CREEK – The Campbell University women's soccer team, fresh off a 3-1 victory over Coastal Carolina on Thursday night, will travel to Charleston, S.C. today for a Saturday morning matchup with the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. First kick is slated for 11 a.m.
The Camels enter Saturday's match with an 11-3-2 overall record, 5-0-2 in the Big South Conference. Campbell's 17 conference points are one shy of Radford's conference leading 18 points. CSU sits at 7-7-1 overall, 2-4-1 in league play. The Buccaneers are coming off a 1-1 draw at Coastal on Tuesday night.
Charleston Southern is led by sophomore forward Toni Lashley, who entered the week seventh in the Big South with sevens goals scored and tied for ninth with 14 points during 2011.
For Campbell, Pirjo Leppikangas' assist against Coastal on Thursday night moved her into a tie with teammate Ashley Clark for the conference lead in points (25). Co-captains Kirsty Meyer and Annabelle Gibney have also been key offensive contributors this season, having tallied 19 and ten points, respectively.
In goal, redshirt junior Ryann Torrero has played all but eight minutes of game action, posting a solid 1.03 goals against average to go along with 66 saves and five shutouts. For her efforts, Torrero was named last week's Big South Conference defensive player of the week.
"We continue to take every game one at a time," head coach Todd Clark said about his team's philosophy heading down to Charleston. "CSU has a very good team, but they stand between us and our goal of being undefeated in the conference. We go down there with the hope of being able to go back in a few weeks for the conference tournament."
Live stats for Saturday's match against CSU can be found here.
After the trip to Charleston, CU will return home to complete the Big South regular season with home matches against VMI and Radford. The team will celebrate senior night on Thursday against the Keydets of Virginia Military Institue.