Lowe's Double-Overtime Goal Lifts Pirates Past Marshall 1-0
Oct. 29, 2005
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- The East Carolina women's soccer team posted their fourth win in Conference USA play Saturday afternoon defeating Marshall 1-0 in double-overtime at Sam Hood Field.
Senior forward Kate Lowe (Raleigh, N.C.) netted the game-winner in the 103rd minute of play off a deflection putting the Pirates (8-11-0, 4-5-0) into the C-USA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five years.
The first half of play passed without either team establishing a command of the game or developing an offensive rhythm. Marshall (2-16-0, 0-9-0) and ECU were even in almost all areas of play, shots, corner kicks and saves. Marshall had three saves, two corner kicks and one save, while the Pirates had three shots, one corner kick and two saves.
ECU out-shot Marshall 10-4 in the second half of play, while both teams were even in corner kicks at two each.
The first overtime period passed quickly with little action. ECU registered two shots while Marshall took one.
"This was a must win for us today," said Head Coach Rob Donnenwirth. "We've played a lot of games over the past 15 days and every time our team has found a way to comeback and give everything they had. We will hit the practice field tomorrow and get ready for the conference tournament next week."
The Pirates, who will travel to Houston, Texas, the site of the 2005 C-USA Tournament on Monday, will have to wait until Sunday to see where they will be seeded and who they will play. With a Houston tie or loss, the Pirates will be the No. 7 seed next week. If Houston defeats UCF, the ECU will garner the No. 8 seed.