Soccer Hosts No. 21 UCF
Oct. 3, 2009
GREENVILLE, N.C. - After defeating Southern Miss 3-1 Friday, the East Carolina soccer team finishes this weekend's Conference USA action hosting No. 21 UCF Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Pirates have never recorded a win against the Knights, going 0-4-2. The two ties occurred in last season’s 1-1 draw in Orlando and a 0-0 tie in 2000 at the Florida State Tournament before either program was a Conference USA member.
Last season, Alexis Foltz scored at the 66:02 mark, but Lauren Halbert scored the equalizer with just 1:01 remaining in the contest. The goal by Foltz was the first ECU had scored against UCF since the Oct. 13, 2006, contest that the Pirates lost 2-1.
After Sunday's game, East Carolina returns to action next weeked on the road for the first time in league play. The Pirates travel to Tulsa and take on the Golden Hurricane at 8 p.m. Friday before playing at SMU Sunday at 3 p.m.
Pieces of Eight
Set Piece Success ...
ECU used corner kick passes from sophomore Amanda Malkiewicz to head home the game-winners against UNC Wilmington (Sept. 20) and Rice (Sept. 25).
Letting It Slip Away ...
Prior to the game, the Pirates had outscored their opponents 3-0 in the final 20 minutes of regulation this season.
Fire Away ...
This season, the Pirates have averaged 13.64 shots per game, the fifth-highest mark in Conference USA. A year ago, ECU averaged just 9.82 shots per contest, the fewest in the league.
The increased shot attempts have also resulted in more scoring. Through 11 games last season, East Carolina had 16 goals; this season, the Pirates have collected 21.
Two Is The Magic Number ...
Tough To Beat In OT ...