Soccer Faces Mustangs
Oct. 10, 2009
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina soccer team (8-3-2, 3-2-0 C-USA) finishes this weekend's road swing with a game at SMU (3-8-1, 1-3-1 C-USA) Sunday at 3 p.m. Friday in Tulsa, freshman Caty Butler scored the Pirates' only goal of the game at 9:18, but it was enough as ECU picked up a 1-0 victory over the Golden Hurricane.
Against SMU, ECU has an all-time record of 1-2-0. The Pirates' only victory in the series came in last season's 2-1 triumph. In the previous two meetings, the Pirates failed to record a goal, falling 2-0 and 1-0.
In last season's win, Alexis Foltz scored at 36:01 off assists from Tricia Tufts and Savanna Russo. Amanda Malkiewicz used a pass from Leah Bagonis to put the Pirates ahead 2-0 at the 75:06 mark. SMU's Kaitlyn Eidson scored her first goal of the season at 78:04, but that was all the Mustangs could create on offense.
East Carolina continues road Conference USA games next weekend, traveling to Colorado College and UTEP. The Pirates face the Tigers at 4 p.m. Friday and the Miners at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Pieces of Eight
Malkiewicz Drives The ECU Offense ...
Wilcox Gives Offense A Boost ...
Through her first two years at ECU, junior Bailey Wilcox had scored four goals. This season Wilcox has found the back of the net a team-high six times. Entering the weekend, she was tied for third in Conference USA in goals and goals per game (0.50).
Wilcox's six goals this season are one shy of Blair Heffner's squad-leading mark last season. If Wilcox can surpass Heffner's seven, Wilcox will have scored the most goals by a Pirate in a season since Amy Szilard tallied eight in 2006.
Sharing The Winners ...
A year ago, ECU had 14 game-winning goals, also scored by six players. Heffner led the way with four game-winners.
Two Is The Magic Number ...
Tough To Beat In OT ...