ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Keegan Terry scored with 14 seconds left to go in the match as Campbell overcame a furious UNC Asheville rally to down the snake-bit Bulldogs, 3-2 in Big South Conference men's soccer action Saturday afternoon.
Asheville (3-9-3, 2-4-1) trailed 2-0 with nine minutes but scored twice, including a game-tying goal with 1:22 left to make it 2-2. The loss was the Bulldogs seventh one-goal loss of the season with two of them being in overtime and this one on a goal with 14 seconds remaining.
Asheville midfielder Jake Hagedorn had just knotted the match when he tapped in a perfect cross from Kenneth Lingerfelt at 88:38 to get the Bulldogs a 2-2 tie. It was Hagedorn's sixth goal of the season.
But Campbell came right back off the kick-off. Terry had a breakaway but Asheville goalkeeper Lassi Hurskainen stopped him with 55 seconds left.
But 40 seconds later, J.J. Elder served the ball into the goal area that found Terry. This time Terry was able to get the ball into the back of the net at 89:46 to give Campbell a 3-2 lead. It was his third goal of the year.
Incredibly, Asheville had a chance to tie in the final seconds but Bryan Bartels last-second shot from 40 yards out went wide.
Campbell (7-6-2, 3-2-0 BSC) controlled much of the match but couldn't get the ball into the back of the net thanks to the brilliance of Hurskainen. He stopped 13 shots on the day, including seven in the first half as the Camels out-shot the Bulldogs 13-1. The match was scoreless at halftime.
The visitors finally got on the board early in the second half. Bryce Miller netted his first goal of the season on a shot from five yards outs at 51:24. Justin Franz and Jonathan Ray were awarded assists on the play as CU led 1-0.
It stayed that way for most of the rest of the match. The Bulldogs began to generate some offense but Campbell never let the home threaten too much.
The Camels appeared to seal the game at 80:43 when Ben Iiames fed Jhuvon Francis who scored from eight yards out to push the lead to 2-0. It was Francis' second goal of the season and set up a wild finish.
Just 34 second later, Ashville got back in the match when David Parra tallied his first goal of the year on a blast from 10 yards out. J.J. Morrow was credited with the assist at 81:17 as suddenly Campbell's lead was cut to 2-1.
Campbell had two more breakaways in the final nine minutes but each time Hurskainen stopped them to keep the Bulldogs within 2-1.
The visitors out-shot the home team, 23-7 for the match. Campbell had a slight edge in corner kicks, 6-4.
UNC Asheville goes back on the road Tuesday night to take on Duke at 7 p.m. Campbell hosts Liberty on Tuesday, also at 7 p.m.