Freshman Kelsey Reeves
Sept. 19, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. – In a match that will officially mark the halfway point of its 2013 campaign, the East Carolina women’s soccer team will make the short trip west on Friday, Sept. 20 to take on High Point University. Opening kickoff is set for 7 p.m., at Vert Stadium.
The Pirates and Panthers met last season, where ECU claimed a 2-1 home win over the Panthers on a Lexi Miller goal in the 53rd minute to put her team ahead, 2-0. ECU outshot High Point, 13-6, in the match and owned a 4-2 edge in corner kick opportunities.
East Carolina is coming off a split of last weekend’s two games, after defeating Francis Marion, 3-0, at home on Friday evening and suffering a 1-0 road defeat at the hands of No. 18 South Carolina on Sunday afternoon.
ECU players combined for 12 points on three goals and six assists against Francis Marion. The six assists marked the first time since Oct. 31, 2008 against Marshall that the Pirates recorded six assists in a game.
Junior Stephanie Seagrave and freshman Kelsey Reeves were responsible for half of those points, as both players scored their second goal of the season, while also assisting on other Pirate tallies in the contest. Senior Katelyn Custer scored her first goal on the year, while Miller, Kelley Johnson, Abby Noble and Brett Thomas had assists in the game.
In two games, junior goalkeeper Saundra Baron allowed just one goal while making a total of eight saves – seven of which came in Sunday’s setback in Columbia, S.C.
-The Panthers opened their season 0-5, but are coming off a 2-1 overtime win against Appalachian State in its home opener last Sunday.
-High Point’s opponents are averaging nearly four goals per game (3.83) this season, while shooting at a .219 clip.
-The Panthers’ offense is led by striker Becca Hamby, who has taken a team-best 19 shots this season.