April 19, 2013

Camels Host Coastal Carolina Saturday in Final Regular Season Game

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – In the final regular season game of its inaugural season, Campbell hosts fellow first-year program Coastal Carolina in a 1 p.m. match Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium. The Camels (6-6, 1-5 BSC) are seeking a win to finish their first year with a winning record as they honor Lauren Kuklenski on senior day.

"Saturday will be a great challenge for us," head coach Phil Schuman said. "We are coming off a difficult loss where we didn't play up to our potential. Coastal Carolina is peaking and has been playing their best lacrosse the last month of the season. We sit at 6-6 right now and our goal all spring was to finish with a winning record. I expect an excited, supportive crowd and a great lacrosse game to wrap up the season."

The Fighting Camels (6-6, 1-5 BSC): Campbell is coming off a 20-2 loss to High Point Monday. Freshmen Erica Hitch and Loren Day netted the Camel goals. Hitch's goal was her team-leading 33rd of the year, and Day's was her 31st.

The duo and with junior Cloey Henchcliffe rank in the league's top 10 scorers and point-earners. Henchcliffe has notched 28 goals and picks up 2.73 ground balls per game, the second-most in the conference.

Junior Brittany Kincer continues to be a top goalkeeper in the Big South, leading the conference with 9.75 saves per game with 117 total saves this season. She owns a .440 save percentage and a 12.42 goals-against average.

As a team, the Camels are scoring 11 goals on 3.67 assists per game. They own a .484 shot percentage, third in the Big South, while only committing 13.25 turnovers per game, the second-best number in the league.

The Chanticleers (4-11, 1-5 BSC): Coastal Carolina is seeking its second Big South win of its inaugural season. The Chants most recently dropped an 18-8 decision to Davidson in Conway.

Keri White leads the team with 26 goals, while Kimmy DeLonge has dished a team-leading 15 assists. With 816 minutes in goal, Trista Kuehn has totaled 115 saves and owns a .382 save percentage.

Coastal Carolina is scoring 9.73 goals per game on 3.60 assists per contest. The team leads the league in ground balls per game with 18.33 and in caused turnovers per game with 8.67.

Senior Day: Lauren Kuklenski is the lone senior on the first-year Camels team.  A defender, she has amassed 22 ground balls, the second-most on the team, won seven draw controls, and caused 10 turnovers this season.