Good support for NRL game in Tillsonburg

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Tillsonburg's Taylor Campbell set up her Cambridge Turbos linemates, Eastern Conference leading scorers Jacqueline and Jennifer Gaudet, three times Sunday afternoon in a neutral site National Ringette League game in Tillsonburg.

With three assists in Sunday's 8-3 win over Waterloo Wildfire at the Kinsmen Memorial Arena, Campbell remains Top 10 in NRL Eastern Conference scoring. In 18 games, she has eight goals and 48 assists for 56 points, while the Gaudet sisters are on top of the scoring charts, each with 107 points.

Playing in front of hometown family, friends, fans and a large Tillsonburg Ringette TwisterFest Tournament crowd, Campbell was hoping for goal No. 9, but did not specifically ask her teammates to set her up.

"No," Campbell laughed. "No."

Her best scoring opportunity came with less than two minutes left in the first of four periods when she took a pass on the doorstep of Waterloo's net. Wildfire goalie Hailey Moore was able to make the point-blank save.

"All alone in front," Campbell nodded.

All three of her assists came in the second period as Cambridge built on a 1-0 first period lead to go up 5-1 at the half. Waterloo scored once in each of the third and fourth periods, but Cambridge matched with three more goals to win comfortably.

"I missed a lot of rings," admitted Campbell, who felt she played well Sunday, but also felt could have played better. "Missed a lot of stabs that I probably shouldn't have missed. I don't know, just not... good."

With a 4-0 record in January, Cambridge (17-1) continues to lead the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Montreal Mission (16-2).

"It really starts with our goalie, Pitty (Meghan Pittaway), how good her ring distribution is," said Campbell. "It's probably one of the best in the league, so it definitely helps us when we break out."

Pittaway, who got the start in Tillsonburg, leads the NRL with a 3.30 GAA, while teammate Jesse Callander is fourth with a 3.98 GAA.

After the game Campbell was one of four Turbos designated to sign autographs in the Marwood Lounge.

"It was a lot of fun," said Campbell, appreciating the local support. "The amount of fans... there was lots of people. It was good support."



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