Wilcox Scores Twice In ECU's 4-1 Win
Sept. 26, 2010
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Senior Bailey Wilcox scored a career-best two goals and added an assist as East Carolina picked up its first win in Conference USA play Sunday afternoon against Southern Miss, 4-1. With the win the Pirates improve to 6-4 on the year, 1-1 in league play and extended their current win streak against the Golden Eagles to nine-straight.
Amanda Malkiewicz gave ECU an early 1-0 lead in the 13th minute of play when she broke away in the center of the box and fired a shot past USM (3-6-1, 0-2 C-USA) keeper Hann Vanderboegh for her fourth goal of the season. Wilcox was credited with her first assist of the season on the goal.
The upperclassman duo teamed up again on ECU's second goal of the match, just one minute into the second half extending the lead to 2-0. Malkiewicz placed a corner kick into the box where Jessica Woodward headed the ball down to Wilcox for her second score of the year.
"I thought we played really well this afternoon," said Head Coach Rob Donnenwirth. "We possessed the ball well, had good movement and scored some good goals. Once again we were dangerous on our corner kicks scoring twice today. Bailey's goal just a minute into the second half really set the tone for the remainder of the game."
In the 62nd minute of play, Wilcox found the back of the net again when she received a cross pass from Kimmy Cummings, firing from outside the box giving ECU a 3-0 advantage.
Caty Butler got into the scoring action for the Pirates when she scored off a corner kick from Malkiewicz in the 72nd minute padding the lead to 4-0. It was Butler's second goal of the season and Malkiewicz sixth assist, which leads the squad.
USM's Mischa Tice foiled the shutout in the 79th minute when she came streaking into the box heading a ball in the back of the net for her second goal of the year. Jana Mason was credited with the assist after fighting for control of the ball on the end line and placing a cross inside the box, cutting ECU's lead to three, 4-1.
For the second-straight contest the Pirates dominated their opponent on corner kicks taking an 8-1 advantage against the Golden Eagles. Friday night they held a 7-4 advantage against No. 23 UCF in a 5-3 loss.
ECU outshot USM 16-6 in the match with eight of those on goal.
Redshirt freshman Christiane Cordero notched her sixth win of the year logging four saves and giving up one goal. Vanderboegh was touched for four goals in 90 minutes of work, while also recording four saves.
The Pirates will return home next weekend when the play host to SMU (Oct. 1/4 p.m.) and Tulsa (Oct. 3/1 p.m.). The match against the Golden Hurricane will be held in conjunction with the Second Annual Riley's Army Auction, which will be held at the North Campus Recreation Complex.