BUIES CREEK, N.C. — Sophomore Yari Bradfield scored her first goal of the season, but the American University women's soccer team dropped its second game of the early season, 4-1, to Campbell on Sunday afternoon at the Eakes Complex.
American (0-2-0) allowed three of the four Camel goals in the opening half before Bradfield broke the shutout in the 53rd minute off an assist by classmate Madie Light. The Eagles pressured Campbell after falling into a three-goal deficit, with Light's initial shot blocked by a defender allowing Bradfield the opportunity to tap in the loose ball.
Campbell (2-0-0) outshot AU, 15-11, with keeper Natalya Marcove recording three saves. For the Eagles, sophomore Colleen Vivaldi allowed three goals on nine attempts in the first and freshman Morgan Lang allowed her only shot to get past her.
Payton Ormsby led the Camels with back-to-back goals in the first and Skylar Wilcox and Nicole Connolly added the other two tallies for the home squad.
Light paced American with four shots. The Eagles won the corner kick battle, 3-1 and had a chance in the 81st minute on a service by sophomore Audrey Denker.
American will continue its four-game road swing next Thursday and Sunday at George Mason and Mount St. Mary's, respectively.