Lady Pirate Soccer Falls To UNC Wilmington In Overtime, 3-2
Sept. 2, 2005
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The East Carolina women's soccer team dropped its third game of the season Friday night as they fell to in-state rival UNC Wilmington, 3-2, in overtime at UNCW Soccer Stadium.
The Seahawks (2-1-0) Liz Chriss scored two goals, including the game-winner just 2:34 into overtime. Chriss started the scoring at 4:01 after she received a pass from sophomore forward Dalton Carruthers and sent the shot into the right side of the net.
ECU (0-3-0) countered with senior forward Meghan McCallion's (Long Island, N.Y.) second goal of the year at 29:10 after she took a long pass from senior forward Melissa Penney (Demascus, Md.) that drew out UNCW sophomore goalkeeper Christine York to tie the match 1-all. McCallion moved to within one goal of tying Amanda Duffy as ECU's all-time scoring leader.
The game started to sway in favor of ECU at 50:03 when junior midfielder Tara Shaw (Malvern, Pa.) scored off a corner kick from junior midfielder Allison Howell (Advance, N.C.). The ball found Shaw's feet and she put the Pirates up, 2-1.
Only 32 seconds had passed when a Pirate foul inside the box resulted in sophomore midfielder Jenny Cauble capitalizing on the ensuing penalty kick to knot the contest at 2-all.
The remaining 39-plus minutes went scoreless, forcing the match to sudden death when Chriss would clinch the victory.
ECU was out shot, 17-11, including an 11-5 advantage in the second half. York played the entire match with one save, while Campbell deflected nine shots in the contest.
The Pirates will return to action Sunday, Sept. 4 when they host in-state foe Western Carolina at 1 p.m. at Bunting Field.