ECU Soccer Hosts UNCW, George Washington This Weekend

UABSPORTS.COM Stephanie Seagrave
Stephanie Seagrave

Sep 5, 2013

Match #5: East Carolina (2-1-1) vs. UNC Wilmington (0-4)
When: Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m.
Where: ECU Soccer Stadium
Series Record: East Carolina leads, 13-5-1
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Match #6: East Carolina (2-1-1) vs. George Washington (1-2)
When: Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m.
Where: ECU Soccer Stadium
Series Record: First Meeting
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GREENVILLE, N.C. – Coming off a thrilling double overtime victory over Western Carolina on Monday, the East Carolina women’s soccer team will return to the field when it hosts UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 5, before welcoming George Washington for a 2 p.m., tilt on Sunday afternoon at the ECU Soccer Stadium.

After splitting a pair of matches against UNC Greensboro and Western Carolina at its own ECU Soccer Tournament, the Pirates will look to build on its 2-1-1 record this season. In Monday’s double overtime win over the Catamounts, junior Lexi Miller scored her third-career game-winning goal, and first of the 2013 season, in the 111th minute. The goal came on her team-leading sixth shot of the season.

Miller, junior forward Stephanie Seagrave and freshman defender Caitlin Hite were named to the All-ECU Soccer Tournament team for their performances over the two games.

The Pirates and Seahawks met last season, as ECU escaped with a 2-1 road victory on a Chrissy Gratz game-winner in the 87th minute to snap UNCW’s five-game winning streak.

Sunday’s contest between East Carolina and George Washington will be the inaugural meeting between the two squads.

Scouting UNCW:
- The Seahawks enter Friday’s match winless in 2013 with an 0-4 mark.
- UNC Wilmington dropped a pair of matches in the ECU Soccer Stadium to Western Carolina (2-1) and UNC Greensboro (2-0) last weekend.
- The team is led by Katrina Guillou, who has registered a team-best seven shots in the team’s first four games.

Scouting George Washington:
- The Colonials will travel to Norfolk, Va., and face Old Dominion on Friday, Sept. 6 before arriving in Greenville for Sunday’s match.
- GWU won it season-opener, 2-1, at American University, but dropped back-to-back home matches against nationally-ranked Georgetown (3-2) and Saint Francis (Pa.) (3-1) last weekend.
- The squad is averaging 10 shots per game over its first three contests this season.