Lady Pirates Drop First Game In N.C. State Tournament To American
Sept. 8, 2006
RALEIGH, N.C. - On Friday, the East Carolina women's soccer team, who are ranked 14th in the Southeast, got defeated by American University 1-0 in the first of two games at the N.C. State Tournament. Riding a three-game win streak, all consecutive shutouts, the Lady Pirates came out flat and could not put one in the back of the net.
ECU (3-2) managed six shots, none of which were on net, against an undefeated team in American (4-0). Alison Doyle was the goalkeeper for American and registered the shutout. Amber Campbell allowed her first goal in regulation at the 40:16 mark when Jana Lee got an assist from Kelsey Brasher. Campbell had played 385 minutes of regulation over four games without allowing a goal. The other goal she allowed came against Old Dominion in the Pirates only other loss of the season.
"We came out flat to start the game and we ended up giving up a goal near the end of the first half," said head coach Rob Donnenwirth. "We came out better in the second half but hopefully we can control the ball around the box better in our next game."
The Pirates final game of the N.C. State Tournament will be against Georgia State, Sunday Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. Next weekend, which is parent's weekend, ECU will play host to UNC-Wilmington and Pennsylvania Sept. 15 and Sept. 17, respectively.