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Senior midfielders Jordan Coredero (Southwest Onslow H.S./Jacksonville, N.C.) and Daniel Escobar (Cali, Colombia) each scored a goal and added an assist as UNCW (3-0-1) erupted for a season-high six goals en route to a 6-2 victory over Campbell (0-3-0) in the finale of the 2015 UNCW Courtyard by Marriott Wrightsville Beach Classic.

Colin Bonner. Photos courtesy- UNCW sports
Colin Bonner. Photos courtesy- UNCW sports

The Seahawks, who won their third consecutive game, earned the tournament championship by virtue of a goal differential tiebreaker over Elon, which defeated North Florida by a 5-2 margin in the first game.

Sophomore Kalvin Kromer (Green Hope H.S./Cary, N.C.) gave UNCW a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute when he headed in a crossing pass from Cordero for his first goal of the season. Just 50 seconds into the second half, the Camels tied the match at 1-1, but the Seahawks answered by scoring four consecutive goals over the next 26 minutes to take a commanding 5-1 advantage.

UNCW finishes its three-match homestand on Saturday, Sept. 12 by hosting South Carolina in a non-conference contest at 7 p.m.

UNCW women’s soccer team earn overtime result

Junior Madison Melnick (William Mason H.S./Mason, Ohio) scored the game-winning goal with 45 seconds remaining in the second overtime period as UNCW (3-3-0) earned its second straight win in a 2-1 non-conference victory over UMBC (1-4-1) at George Mason Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Seahawks closed a six game road trip on Sunday.
The Seahawks closed a six-game road trip on Sunday.

Melnick, who netted the second goal of her college career, took a pass from senior Stephanie Bronson (Leesville H.S./Raleigh, N.C.) and scored on a five-yard shot to secure the Seahawks’ third win in the last four matches.

“I am proud of our team for sticking with it today,” Coach Paul Cairney said. “Overall, I felt like we created several good chances in many different ways. UMBC was up to the task and they defended well for long spells. They also have attackers who can score and they made it very difficult.”

Junior goalkeeper Carolyn Huddy (Lake Norman H.S./Huntersville, N.C.) made two saves for the Seahawks, who held a commanding 29-7 shot advantage over the Retrievers.

After six consecutive road matches, UNCW will have its home opener on Friday, Sept. 11 by hosting Richmond as part of the UNCW Hilton Garden Inn Mayfaire Invitational.