Women's Soccer Battles to Scoreless Tie at Marshall
Oct. 14, 2007
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - For the third time this season, the East Carolina women's soccer squad battled to a 0-0 tie, this time against Marshall Sunday afternoon at Sam Hood Field. The Pirates are now 7-2-1 and are 1-1-1 in Conference USA action while Marshall moves to 3-8-1 overall and 0-2-1 in league play.
Senior Anastasia Nikas led the Pirates with three shots, two on goal. ECU registered 15 total shots on the day, six on goal.
Marshall's Kassie Hollman led the Herd with three shots, two being placed on goal. Marshall tallied 14 shots, with eight on goal.
The Pirates and Herd each recorded four shots in the opening half, but ECU put together seven in the second half compared to Marshall's five. In the first overtime, it was all East Carolina offensively, as they tallied three shots while not allowing a Herd shot. In a momentum shift, it was Marshall who led the second overtime in shots, as they had five compared to ECU's one.
"We knew Marshall was going to come out hard and they did," said head coach Rob Donnenwirth. "They made things difficult for us in the first half. We played a much better second half. We were able to turn up our defensive pressure that resulted in a few opportunities for us that we didn't finish. Overall it was a very hard game today, but we need to work on doing a better job attacking as we get ready for next weekend."
The Pirates return to action on Friday, Oct. 19 as the team returns to Bunting Field for a 4:00 p.m. match against Houston. ECU remains at home on Sunday, Oct. 21 as they host Rice in a noon kick-off.