Pirates Fall In Home Finale, 3-2

UABSPORTS.COM Hali Oughton (88) scores her first goal of the season on a header in the 85th minute
Hali Oughton (88) scores her first goal of the season on a header in the 85th minute

Oct. 24, 2010

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Colorado College scored three first-half goals and held off a late rally by East Carolina for a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon in Conference USA play at the North Campus Recreation Complex on Senior Day. With the win the Tigers pull into a tie with the Pirates for sixth place in the league standings with 13 points and improve to 8-6-4 overall and 4-5-1, while the Pirates drop to 9-8-1 and 4-5-1.

For the second-straight game, ECU jumped out to an early lead scoring in the eighth minute of play. Amanda Malkiewicz scored on a give-and-go with Leah Bagonis placing a shot in the lower right corner for her team-leading seventh goal of the season.

Four minutes later Madison Whitehead netted the equalizer on a free kick from 23 yards out. Whitehead scored her third goal of the season on a near strike that went under the hands of ECU keeper Christiane Cordero.

Lauren Digregorio gave the Tigers the lead for good when she scored on a break away goal at the 21:31 mark. Digregorio received a pass in the Pirate backfield and streaked down the middle of the field beating Cordero with a strike to the lower left portion of the goal for a 2-1 advantage.

In the 33rd-minute, Tiffany Brown put Colorado College up 3-1 when she received a pass from Whitehead within the box, scoring from 10 yards out. For Brown it was her team-leading sixth goal and Whitehead dished out her third assist.

Hali Oughton pulled the Pirates within one, 3-2, when she headed in her first goal of the year and second of her career on a corner kick in the 85th minute. Kimmy Cummings sent a pass into the box and Oughton out-jumped the field placing a header past Caitlin Hulyo.

Hulyo logged five saves in the match, while Cordero recorded three in the loss.

Malkiewicz, who moved into sole possession of fourth place on ECU's all-time points list with her 17th career goal, led the Pirates with five shots - three on goal. A quartet of Pirates (Cummings, Oughton, Amanda Broz and Jessica Cunningham) each added a shot on goal.

Whitehead led the Tigers with three shots (one on goal), while Digregorio and Brittany Lyman added two shots each.

The Tigers held a slim advantage on corner kicks, 9-6, while both teams recorded 11 shots in the contest.

ECU will hit the road for its final match of the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 28 when they square off against Marshall looking to make a final push for a spot in the C-USA Tournament (Nov. 3-7).