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Campbell Stymies Men's Soccer In 2-0 Decision
Sept. 15, 2012
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell University's Mitchell Cardenas scored twice, and the host Camels snapped Loyola University Maryland's three-game winning streak, defeating the Greyhounds, 2-0, in non-conference action on Saturday night.
Loyola, which had not lost during the month of September, falls to 3-2-1, and Campbell improves to 3-1-1.
The Greyhounds had their share of scoring opportunities, but none of the close chances materialized into goals.
Campbell looked to get on the scoreboard in the 33rd minute, but after Isaiah Page's shot got past the Loyola defense, it clanged off the top right corner of the goal frame and away from danger.
Less than five minutes before the half, Dominic Marshall found Ndjock with a pass that led him behind the Camel defense, but Ndjock's shot went wide left.
Cardenas put Campbell on the board early in the second half on a free kick following a Loyola foul. He took a shot from nearly 30 yards out that was deflected by the Greyhounds' wall and put it inside the right post to provide the match's first goal 48:08 into the contest.
The Greyhounds garnered two corner kick opportunities just over a minute later, but neither resulted in a shot.
Campbell had three shot attempts, one on goal, over the course of five minutes following Loyola's corners, but Greyhounds goalie Thurman Van Riper made a save on the only attempt on frame, holding the Camels lead to one.
Loyola had a flurry of opportunities near the midpoint of the second half, as Mitchell hit a header that sailed high in the 65th minute, and McQuestion was close in and took a cross from Zach Tweddell, but his shot went high, as well, in the 68th.
Ndjock then followed with a sharp shot that hit the post and deflected away from harm in the 69th minute.
Cardenas struck again in the 81st minute, finishing a long run with a curling shot over Van Riper and inside the left post to push the Camels' lead to 2-0 at 80:32.
Campbell outshot the Greyhounds, 17-10, although Loyola had a 6-3 advantage in corner kicks. Van Riper made four saves for Loyola, while Ethan Hall tallied two to keep a clean sheet for the Camels.
Loyola returns to action with a midweek game on Wednesday, September 19, against UMBC in Catonsville, Md. Game time is set for 7 p.m.