Lacrosse Defeats Campbell for Third Straight Win
DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson Wildcats out shot Campbell University 41-29 on Wednesday night, en route to a 16-13 victory for their third straight win and first 3-0 start since 2019.
Julianne Carey ran Davidson’s offense with 11 draw controls, while scoring five points off one goal and four assists. Gianna New had a game-high six points with five goals and one assist, while Grace Fahey and Erin Cooke also finished with five points each. On the draw, New had two wins and freshman Riley Moore added four.
On the defensive end, Amanda Monahan earned her third win in net this season, stopping eight shots.
The Camels jumped out to a two-goal lead early on from inside Richardson Stadium, before Cooke found New cutting in front of the net to connect for Davidson’s first goal of the day. While Campbell managed to build up to a 4-1 lead, the Wildcats chipped away at their deficit and trailed just 5-4 after the first quarter.
Going into the second, senior captains New and Jane DiGregorio rattled off back-to-back goals to put Davidson ahead for the first time all night, 6-5. From there, Lauren Arkell and Emma Johnson continued the Wildcats’ 4-0 run and built the ‘Cats up to an 8-6 lead just before the end of the half.
Although the Camels would pull back within two of Davidson, 9-7, late in the third quarter, Fahey rifled off two straight goals to secure the Wildcats’ lead for good. Campbell had one more offensive run left in the fourth, scoring three straight goals, but New closed out the game with two scores to seal the deal.
Davidson ended the day with a 12-14 effort on clear attempts and had seven caused turnovers.
Davidson will return home on Sunday, February 27 for Senior Day. The ‘Cats will take on Cincinnati at 12 p.m. from Richardson Stadium.