Women's Soccer Beats East Carolina 2-1 on Clark's Golden Goal
The regular season opening game for the Campbell women's soccer team was highlighted by a 90-minute weather delay and a golden goal in overtime, as the Camels beat East Carolina 2-1 Friday.
The Fighting Camels were tested early as East Carolina midfielder Rachel Wechsler broke away in Campbell's penalty box for a one-on-one with Campbell goalkeeper Ryann Torrero. The senior had a swift reaction from her line for her first save of the year.
The teams left the field for halftime with the score at 1-0 in favor of Campbell.
The game was suspended with 31:51 left in the game due to lightning. After a delay of an hour and 40 minutes, play resumed at 9:55 p.m.
Less than a minute and a half later, Torrero made game-saving back-to-back stops. The senior deflected a shot from Gratz before Kelsie Halsenrud sent a shot towards the upper net. Torrero jumped to push the ball over the crossbar, denying ECU the last threat they had in the half.
Regulation ended tied at 1-1, and the teams went into overtime, battling to score the golden goal. In the fourth minute of extra time, Prada passed the ball to senior Kirsty Meyer to the right of ECU's penalty box. Meyer crossed the ball to Clark, who was waiting in the middle of the box. She took a shot on her first touch and sent it past Cordero, clinching the first win of the season for the Camels.
The Camels will have a week to prepare to take on Francis Marion Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:00 at Eakes Athletic Complex.