Lady Pirates Record Third Straight Shutout in 2-0 Win
Sept. 3, 2006
Greenville, N.C. - After two straight shutouts over Campbell and Western Carolina on the road, the Lady Pirates returned to Bunting Field on Sunday for their home opener and blanked the Charlotte 49ers 2-0. This was the first time in five contests between the two teams that ECU has come out on top.
One minute after ECU (3-1-0) took the lead, Charlotte (2-1-1) made a bid for themselves on a corner kick of their own. Kelsie Ormsby received the corner kick from Lindsey Ozimek and drilled it at the crossbar.
Kirkley, who leads the team in points with five, would be involved in the second goal of the game as well at the 88:31 mark, when she assisted Blair Heffner. Heffner came charging towards the net and collided with goalkeeper Julie Black, who was flagged for a yellow card on the play, but managed to head the misplayed ball
Goalkeeper Amber Campbell recorded her second straight shutout for ECU and has played the last 257:21 without letting one slip past her. The lone goal she let up occurred in the team's only loss against ODU in overtime.
"Today's game had the feeling of an old conference rivalry to it," said Head Coach Rob Donnenwirth. "It was a very physical game. Once again our backs did a great job keeping the ball in front of them."
The Lady Pirates will travel back on the road again to play American University and Georgia State in the N.C. State Tournament on Sept. 10 and Sept. 15, respectively. At the conclusion of the tournament, ECU will have two home games against UNC Wilmington and Pennsylvania.
Of Note: ECU currently has eight goals on the season, all accounted for by eight different players.