Amanda Broz's Late Goal Lifts Women's Soccer To 1-0 Shutout Over Rice
Oct. 21, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Amanda Broz's goal with three minutes to play in regulation lifted East Carolina to a 1-0 win over Rice Sunday afternoon at Bunting Field. The win is the Pirates first-ever against the Owls. ECU moves to 9-2-3 on the year, 3-1-1 in C-USA action while Rice falls to 9-4-2, 3-1-1 on league play.
Broz connected on a throw in from Nicole Moore on the left side of the field and was able to sneak her kick behind Rice's keeper for the lone goal of the contest. The Pirates registered five total shots on the day, four coming on goal. The ECU defense held the Owls to six shots, and just one on goal. Rice had only one shot heading into halftime. East Carolina was able to get three good looks at the goal in the first half, but Meghan Erkel was able to make the stops to keep the game scoreless at the break.
East Carolina improves to 8-0-0 at home this season, as Amber Campbell tallied her 21st career shutout, moving her within one of the school record.
"I thought this was a great win for our team, a great effort," head coach Rob Donnenwirth said. "I thought in the first half we were able to get forward more than in the second half. Rice has some really quick players and if you aren't moving quickly they will get by you. Our forwards and midfielders really worked hard. I told the team this would be a 90 minute battle and it came down to the final few minutes of the game. We had a great goal by Amanda Broz who continues to get better every game."
East Carolina will hit the road this weekend, traveling to Colorado College and UTEP before returning to Greenville the weekend of Nov. 2 for the final two matches of the regular season. Kick-off from Colorado Springs on Oct. 26 is set for 6:00 p.m.