Women's Soccer Season Comes To End At C-USA Tournament
Nov. 5, 2005
HOUSTON, Texas - The East Carolina women's soccer team dropped it second round match-up in the Conference USA Tournament Friday night falling to No. 3 seed and host school Rice, 2-0, at the Rice Track/Soccer Stadium. ECU finishes the season 8-12-1 overall and 4-5 in conference play.
Rice captain Erin Droeger put the Owls ahead in the match after a clearance attempt from inside the penalty box by the Pirates ricocheted off her body and into the goal. Anne Candee, who sent in the corner kick, and Kaitlin Robbins, who headed the ball towards the goal line, were each credited with assists.
The Owls (12-6-1) added an insurance goal in the 82nd minute when Samantha Conn headed a cross from Candee past ECU goalkeeper Amber Campbell. Candee assisted on both Rice goals.
On the night, ECU recorded three shots, one of which was on goal.
The Owls' defense allowed just two shots in the opening half and only one more after the break. Rice had five shots in each of the halves.
Rice will face No. 4 seed UTEP in the conference championship Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. and will try to become the first host school to win the tournament championship.