Woodward's Late Goal Lifts ECU, 2-1
Sept. 19, 2010
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -With 54 seconds remaining in the match Jessica Woodward netted her first career game-winning goal off a corner kick to give East Carolina a 2-1 win over William & Mary in its final non-conference game of the 2010 season.
The win, which is ECU's first in the series, moves the Pirates' to 5-3, while the Tribe falls to 4-3-1.
Amanda Malkiewicz lobbed the corner kick to the back post where Woodward headed the ball towards the top left corner for her second goal of the season.
Trailing 1-0 after Katrina Smedley scored for William & Mary off a corner in the 18th minute, Malkiewicz knotted the game at one from 16 yards out with a shot to the lower right corner at the 23:39 mark. Hali Oughton was credited with her second assist of the year.
Christiane Cordero improved to 5-3 in goal after recording five saves on the day in 90 minutes of work. Grace Barnard suffered the loss in net allowing a pair of goals and logging two saves.
Malkiewicz scored three points in the match and pushed her season and team-leading total to nine. The junior forward's assist on Woodward's goal was her third on a game-winning score this season. Her goal in the first stanza ties her for the team lead with Chrissy Gratz.
ECU was out-shot 18-6 in the contest and was edged out on corner kicks, 5-3.
The Pirates will be back in action next Friday, Sept. 24 when they travel to Orlando, Fla. to face Conference USA member UCF with a 7 p.m. (EST) start scheduled.