Lady Pirate Soccer Falls To Memphis In Overtime, 2-1
Oct. 19, 2005
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina women's soccer team dropped its fourth Conference USA match of the season Wednesday afternoon at Bunting Field falling to Memphis 2-1 in overtime.
The Pirates (6-10, 2-4 C-USA) dominated the first half of play recording nine shots, five of them on goal while holding the second most potent offense in C-USA to just one shot.
In the 26th minute of play, senior Meghan McCallion (Long Island, N.Y.) narrowly missed scoring the games first goal when her shot from seven yards out was blocked by Memphis' Isabel Briones.
Six minutes later Ashely Stopa (Park Ridge, Ill.) just missed her third goal of the season when her shot from 25 yards out hit the left goal post.
Junior Tara Shaw (Malvern, Pa.) got the Pirates on the board in the second half when she received a cross pass from Sarah Biggar (Coral Springs, Fla.) during the 58th minute of play for her second goal of the season.
ECU continued to dominate the game on both sides of the ball until the final four minutes of regulation when Memphis (10-4, 4-1 C-USA) started taking a barrage of shots at Pirate goalkeeper Amber Campbell (Frederick, Md.).
In the games final seconds, Shoko Mikami placed a corner kick in the middle of the goalie box and Candace Halvorson was there for the header to tie the score at 1-1 with just five ticks left in regulation.
During the overtime period, Asuka Kubota found Mikami open from midfield for the game-winning goal in the 94th minute for a 2-1 Tiger victory.
On the afternoon Campbell recorded three saves on eight shots faced, while Briones collected nine saves on 13 shots.
The Pirates will remain at home this weekend as they host Tulsa Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. at Bunting Field.