Howell Leads Women's Soccer To 3-2 Win Over Tulsa
Oct. 21, 2005
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina women's soccer team recorded its third Conference USA victory of the season Friday afternoon defeating Tulsa 3-2 at Bunting Field on Senior Weekend.
The Pirates (7-10, 3-4 C-USA) got on the board early in the first half when Madison Keller found Meghan McCallion in Tulsa's (7-8-2, 2-4 C-USA) goal box for the games first score. For McCallion, it was her ninth goal of the season and the 39th of her career.
ECU held on to a 1-0 lead late into the second half until Tulsa's Katie Ward scored off a deflection in the 73rd minute of play to knot the score at 1-1.
ECU's Melissa Penney scored the game-winner for the Pirates in the 83rd minute when Howell placed a cross pass from the right side of the field from 25 yards out.
With two second left in the match, Tulsa's Jamie German scored on a penalty kick to close the gap to 3-2.
"This was a must win game for us and the team played very well," said Head Coach Rob Donnenwirth. "We have played four games in the last seven day and I think our team has shown a lot of guts coming out and competing at a high level."
The Pirates will close out their home season this Sunday when they face off against SMU at 1 p.m. on Senior Day.