Aug. 25, 2011
ECU-UNCW Notes l Gametracker
GREENVILLE, N.C. -The East Carolina women's soccer team will be back in action tonight when they play host to former Colonial Athletic Association and instate foe UNC Wilmington at the ECU Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. (ET). The match was originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26, but was moved up due to potential inclement weather as Hurricane Irene approaches North Carolina.
The Pirates (1-1) enter the match after splitting a pair of contests opening weekend against nationally-ranked South Carolina (L, 4-0) and Old Dominion (W, 4-1). Senior forward Kimmy Cummings leads the squad with six points, all of which came on her first career hat trick against the Monarchs on Sunday. Junior Caty Butler joins Cummings as the only other Pirate to net a goal on the young season. The Boerne, Texas native scored the equalizer against ODU in the 29th minute of play before a one-hour lightening delay.
Christiane Cordero notched her 10th career win in goal against ODU recording six saves in 80 minutes. The sophomore keeper has started both games, logging 170 minutes where she has allowed five goals and registered eight saves.
UNCW will look to improve on its 1-0 mark after posting a 2-0 shutout against Francis Marion last Friday. Laura Wilson and Amanda Holmes scored for the Seahawks, while keeper Caitlin Hunter made three stops for her third career shutout.
Thursday's matchup will be the 18th between the two former CAA rivals with the Pirates holding an 11-5-1 edge in the all-time series. During the last six meetings, both teams have split and nine of the last 10 matchups have been decided by a single goal. Last year the Seahawks took a hard fought 1-0 victory at the UNCW Soccer Stadium on a second-half goal by Erin Pardini.
Inside the UNCW Series: ECU leads, 11-5-1
Sept. 14, 1994 - W, 3-2 (Home)
Oct. 12, 1995 - L, 3-0
Oct. 2, 1996 - L, 4-0
Nov. 6, 1996 - L, 0-0/OT (CAA Championships, UNCW advanced on PK's, 5-4)
Sept. 30, 1997 - W, 1-0 (Home)
Oct. 7, 1998 - W, 1-0 (Home)
Oct. 12, 1999 - W, 4-0 (Away)
Oct. 10, 2000 - W, 2-1 (Home)
Oct. 9, 2001 - L, 3-2 (Away)
Oct. 30, 2002 - W, 1-0 (Home)
Sept. 5, 2003 - W, 1-0 (Charlotte, N.C.)
Sept. 2, 2005 - L, 3-2 (Away)
Sept. 15, 2006 - L, 2-1 (Home)
Sept. 23, 2007 - W, 2-0 (Home)
Sept. 7, 2008, - W, 2-1/OT (Away)
Sept. 20, 2009 - W, 4-3/2OT (Home)
Sept. 16, 2010 - L, 1-0 (Away)
Inside the UNCG Series: UNCG leads, 1-0
Aug. 20, 2010 - L, 2-0 (Away)
ECU vs. CAA: 26-39-4
vs. Delaware: 2-0-1
vs. Drexel: 0-0-0
vs. George Mason: 1-7-0
vs. Georgia State: 1-0-0
vs. Hofstra: 1-0-1
vs. James Madison: 1-5-1
vs. Northeastern: 0-0-0
vs. Old Dominion: 6-8-0
vs. Towson: 0-0-0
vs. UNC Wilmington: 11-5-1
vs. Virginia Commonwealth: 2-6-0
vs. William & Mary: 1-8-0
Record Watch (Top-5)
1. Meghan McCallion - 39 in 80 gms. (2002-05)
2. Amanda Duffy - 33 in 74 gms. (1998-02)
3. Kim Sandhoff - 27 in 71 gms. (1997-00)
4. Kelly Gray - 21 in 70 gms. (1998-01)
5. Jennifer Reiley - 19 in 54 gms. (1996-99)
6. Amanda Malkiewicz - 17 in 62 gms. (2008-pr.)
1. Kim Sandhoff - 28 in 71 gms. (1997-00)
2. Meghan McCallion - 18 in 80 gms (2002-05)
t3. Amanda Malkiewicz - 17 in 62 gms. (2008-pr.)
t3. Amanda Duffy - 17 in 74 gms. (1998-02)
5. Krystel Pabey - 14 in 74 gms. (2001-04)
** Jessica Abshire - 11 in 62 gms. (2008-pr.)
1. Meghan McCallion - 96 in 80 gms. (2002-05)
2. Amanda Duffy - 83 in 74 gms. (1998-02)
3. Kim Sandhoff - 82 in 71 gms. (1997-00)
4. Amanda Malkiewicz - 51 in 62 gms. (2008-pr.)
5. Kelly Gray - 48 in 70 gms. (1998-00)
Jessica Abshire and Amanda Malkiewicz entered their senior seasons each with a 60-game starting streak intact ... Malkiewicz extended her streak to 62 games after picking up starts against No. 21 South Carolina and ODU, while Abshire's came to a halt in the season opener ... Below is a closer look at current double-digit starting streaks that are active heading into this weekend's matches:
62 Games - Amanda Malkiewicz (started 8/22/08)
22 Games - Hali Oughton (started 10/30/09)
21 Games - Christiane Cordero (started 8/20/10)
21 Games - Kimmy Cummings (started 8/20/10)
13 Games - Leah Bagonis (started 9/24/10)
13 Games - Candace Mowery (started 9/13/09)
10 Games - Maddie Maurer (started 10/3/10)
Cummings Record Hat Trick
Kimmy Cummings recorded her first career hat trick at Old Dominion (8/21) helping East Carolina to a 4-1 win. With the score knotted at one, Cummings received a through ball from freshman Beth Batchelor in the 41st minute breaking the tie and netting her first career game-winning goal.
In the 66th minute, Cummings was all alone on the right side of the field and booted a ball past the Monarch keeper for a 3-1 lead. Just six minutes later, the senior forward capped off the magical afternoon with her third goal sending a shot to the right of the box past the keeper on another through ball, this time from fellow classmate Amanda Malkiewicz. For Cummings it was her second career multi-goal game and the first ECU hat trick since Meghan McCallion netted three goals against DePaul on Oct. 1, 2004.
First Career Starts
Freshman Mackenzie Semerad recorded her first collegiate start in the season opener against South Carolina ... The Arizona native has logged 88 minutes on the pitch in two games posting one shot on goal.
Along with Semerad, six other freshmen have made the collegiate debuts with the Pirates through two matches: Beth Batchelor (MF/ 2 Gs); Kelley Johnson (D/MF/ 2 Gs); Kelly Miller (D/ 2 Gs); Stephanie Seagrave (F/ 1 G); Lexi Miller (MF/D/ 1 G) and Brett Thomas (MF/ 1 G).