McCallion Sets Two Records As ECU Defeats Francis Marion, 6-1
Sept. 18, 2005
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina senior Meghan McCallion scored two goals and collected one assist to lead the Pirates to a 6-1 win over Francis Marion Sunday afternoon at Bunting Field.
Five minutes later, McCallion (Long Island, N.Y.) notched her 34th career goal from 16 yards out to become ECU's all-time leader in goals scored passing former Pirate standout Amanda Duffy. Freshman Nicole Moore (Spindale, N.C.) was credited with the assist, the first of her career.
Francis Marion (1-3-0) answered the Pirates goal with one of their own when Ashley Wahl found a loose ball in the box at the 28:20 mark for her first goal of the season.
McCallion scored her second goal of the day, 35th of her career, in the 35th minute when Anastasia Nikas (Scottsdale, Ariz.) headed a ball over for the Pirates third goal. With the goal, McCallion became ECU's all-time leader in points (85) once again passing Duffy on the Pirate charts.
During the second-half, the Pirates added to their three goal lead when Tracy FitzGerald (Fairfax Station, Va.) recorded her first goal of the season and second of her career off a McCallion pass.
Freshman Taylor Bell (Wilmington, N.C.) closed out the Pirate scoring in the 73rd minute when Sadia Altidore (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Blair Heffner (Kings Mountain, N.C.) connected on a series of passes finding an open Bell for the Pirates sixth goal.
ECU goalie Amber Campbell (Frederick, Md.) faced just three shots in 78:18 minutes allowing one goal while picking up her third win of the year. Freshman walk-on keeper Heather Johnston (Newport, N.C.) saw her first action in goal for the Pirates during the second-half.
"I thought we played very well today," said Head Coach Rob Donnenwirth. "Francis Marion was a little thin with players and we were able to take advantage of that. I'm really happy for Mac (Meghan McCallion) today. At the beginning of the season this was one of her goals, and it is a great accomplishment."
The Pirates will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 21 when they host Furman at 4 p.m. at Bunting Field.