Sept. 10, 2011
Match Notes l Live Stats
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina soccer team will look to extend its current winning streak to five games Sunday afternoon when they play host to No. 21 William & Mary at the ECU Soccer Stadium. Game time is set for 2 p.m. (ET).
The Pirates (4-1) are off to their best start since the 2008 season when they won the Conference USA regular season title with a 14-4-4 overall record (7-0-4 C-USA). A trio of upperclassmen have sparked ECU during the early part of the season with senior Kimmy Cummings leading the squad and C-USA in goals (5) and points (11). Junior Caty Butler has netted four goals and added an assist for nine points, while senior Leah Bagonis has dished out career-best four assists.
In goal, sophomore Christiane Cordero has allowed just seven goals, four of those came against No. 21 South Carolina in the season opener, and has posted a 1.43 goals against average and a .720 save percentage (18 saves).
The Tribe (4-1-1) come into the game suffering their first loss of the season at the hands of Richmond, 2-0. Emory Camper leads the team with four goals and has added three assists for 11 points, which is also a team-best. Dani Rutter and Diana Weigel each have four assists to lead William & Mary. Goalkeeper Katherine Yount has played every minute (560) of the Tribes six matches posting three shutouts and holding opposing teams to a 0.80 goals against average.
Inside the Series: W&M leads, 8-1
Oct. 22, 1994 - L, 12-0 (Home)
Sept. 13, 1995 - L, 8-0 (Away)
Nov. 2, 1995 - L, 9-0 (CAA Championships)
Sept. 22, 1996 - L, 3-0 (Home)
Sept. 10, 1997 - L, 4-0 (Away)
Oct. 13, 1998 - L, 2-0 (Home)
Aug. 31, 1999 - L, 5-1 (Away)
Oct. 6, 2000 - L, 4-0 (Home)
Sept. 19, 2010 - W, 2-1 (Away)
ECU vs. CAA: 27-39-4
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: 12-5-1
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 - 18 in 65 gms. (2008-pr.)
1. Kim Sandhoff - 28 in 71 gms. (1997-00)
t2. Meghan McCallion - 18 in 80 gms (2002-05)
t2. Amanda Malkiewicz - 18 in 65 gms. (2008-pr.)
4. Amanda Duffy - 17 in 74 gms. (1998-02)
5. Krystel Pabey - 14 in 74 gms. (2001-04)
** Jessica Abshire - 11 in 65 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 - 54 in 65 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 65 games after picking up her latest start at Charlotte (9/4), 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:
65 Games - Amanda Malkiewicz (started 8/22/08)
25 Games - Hali Oughton (started 10/30/09)
24 Games - Christiane Cordero (started 8/20/10)
24 Games - Kimmy Cummings (started 8/20/10)
17 Games - Leah Bagonis (started 9/24/10)
13 Games - Maddie Maurer (started 10/3/10)
13 Games - Candace Mowery (started 9/13/09 - has been injured in 2011)
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.
Butler Named C-USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week
Caty Butler picked up her first career C-USA weekly honor on Aug. 29 after she helped the Pirates to a 2-0 win over instate rival UNC Wilmington on Aug. 25. The junior netted both goals marking her first career multi-goal game of her career. In the 10th minute she received a through ball from senior Leah Bagonis and scored from 21 yards out staking the Pirates to an early 1-0 lead, her third career game-winning goal. In the 61st minute she sealed the victory with another through ball from Bagonis and beat the Seahawk keeper one-on-one for her second strike of the night.
First Career Starts
Freshman Mackenzie Semerad recorded her first collegiate start in the season opener against South Carolina ... The Arizona native has logged 194 minutes on the pitch and scored her first collegiate goal at Davidson (9/2) and dished out her first collegiate assist at Charlotte (9/4).