Campbell hosts VMI Saturday for Homecoming and Senior Night

Hilliary Gupton
(Bennett Scarborough photo)
Hilliary Gupton (Bennett Scarborough photo)

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – In search of its second straight win, Campbell returns to Eakes Athletic Complex at 7:00 p.m. on Homecoming Saturday to host VMI in the team's last home game of the season. The Camels (6-10-0, 2-7-0 Big South) will also honor three seniors, Hilliary Gupton, Caitlin Schneider, and Jessica Tharpe, at halftime as a part of Senior Night.

Camels go for second-straight win on Senior Night (6-10-0, 2-7-0 BSC)
As Campbell honors its three seniors on their last home game in a CU jersey, the team looks for its second win in a row after defeating the Big South's second-ranked Longwood 1-0 on the road Wednesday.  Freshman Lilja Bjork netted her third goal of the season to give the Camels their first league road win. Sophomore keeper Samantha Lawson earned her first career solo shutout to give CU defense its second clean sheet of the season. Lawson now has 27 saves on the season with a .643 save percentage. Freshman Payton Ormsby remains the top Camel goal scorer with six this year, while classmate Kine Thorsvik leads the team with 36 shots.

Honoring the Seniors
Campbell Women's Soccer will recognize its three seniors for their time and effort that has contributed to the success of the Camels in the last four years at halftime of Saturday's match. Hilliary Gupton, Caitlin Schneider, and Jessica Tharpe were a part of the 2011 Big South runner-up team and won tournament titles over the years at the UMBC Classic, Valparaiso Crusader Classic, Western Carolina Catamount Classic and the Islander Classic. Together they have won 39 games so far in their careers.

Scouting the Keydets (3-13-0, 1-8-0 BSC)
VMI is on a four-game skid, most recently falling to UNC Asheville 1-0 in Lexington on Wednesday. The Keydets' last win was a 2-0 victory over Gardner-Webb on Oct. 9. Kristen Whitehurst leads the team with three goals, while Sydnie Bligh has netted two. The Keydet defense is allowing 2.38 goals per game and the goalkeeping staff of Liz Nickerson and Emily Marbury has combined for 88 saves on the year.

Series History
The Campbell-VMI all-time series began in 2007, and the Camels hold the 4-2 edge over the Keydets. Last year CU took the 2-0 win in Lexington, as Ashley Clark notched both goals on Melissa Messier and Kirsty Meyer assists.

Follow Live
Live stats will be available through You can also follow @GoCamelsWSOC for in-game updates for this game, and throughout the season.

Up Next
The Camels will travel to High Point on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. for their final regular season match of the year.