UNCW Press Release
BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association selection Katrina Guillou scored early in the second half and the timely strike stood up as the UNCW women's soccer team shut out state rival Campbell, 1-0, Friday night at the Eakes Sports Complex.
The Seahawks picked up their first win of the season following season-opening losses to N.C. State and Georgia Southern and carry their 1-2 record into Sunday's 2 p.m. contest against UNC Charlotte at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.
"It's always good to come away with a win on the road against a good team," said 19-year Head Coach Paul Cairney. The Camels opened their season last week with an impressive 3-2 triumph at home against Richmond.
"It was a hard fought game. Campbell was very well organized and created some good chances. We had control of the ball for long spells, but they would counter attack. We pressed they up high and put them under pressure."
The two teams battled to a stalemate until Guillou, a junior from Ft. Washington, Md., scored her second goal of the season at 58:17 inside the box. Sophomore defender Madison Melnick was credited with an assist.
"Katrina had a nice finish on the breakthrough goal," Cairney said. "After that, it was a slugfest for the final 35 minutes. We both had some good chances."
The Seahawks outshot the Camels, 11-6, including five attempts by junior forward Maddie McCormick.
Goalkeepers Carolyn Huddy and Lisa Rahkola shared the shutout for the Seahawks, combining for two saves on the night.
The Seahawks, who improved to 8-3 lifetime vs. Campbell, play the second of three consecutive state opponents early Sunday went the 49ers visit the Port City.