Soccer Continues On C-USA Road Trail
Oct. 16, 2009
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina soccer team (8-4-2, 3-3-0 C-USA) continues road Conference USA action this weekend, playing at Colorado College and UTEP. It will be just the second time the Pirates have played at either school, with the other trip being in 2007.
ECU takes on the Tigers (8-5-1, 4-2-0 C-USA) at 4 p.m. Friday and faces the Miners (10-4-0, 4-2-0 C-USA) at 2 p.m. Sunday. Colorado College and UTEP are two of four schools tied for second in the league while the Pirates check in seventh, but are only three points behind the second-place group.
The Pirates defeated Tulsa 1-0 last Friday, but were edged at SMU 2-1 Sunday. Freshmen Caty Butler scored the game-winning goal against the Golden Hurricane and sophomore Amanda Malkiewicz had Sunday’s tally.
Colorado College and East Carolina are tied in the regular season all-time series at 1-1-1. The Pirates won the first meeting, 2-1, but the Tigers took the 2007 contest by the same score. Last year in Greenville, the teams played to a 0-0 tie. At last season's Conference USA Tournament, ECU recorded a 2-1 overtime victory to advance to the league championship game.
Next weekend, East Carolina returns home for this season's final games at Bunting Field. The Pirates face UAB at 3 p.m. Friday and Memphis at 1 p.m. Sunday for Senior Day.
Pieces of Eight
West Of The Mississippi ...
Since the start of the 2005 season, the Pirates have gone 5-6-1 in regular season contests west of the Mississippi River.
Friday’s Good Fortune ...
This season, ECU has gone 5-0-2 in Friday contests. The trend of nonlosing Fridays began in the 2007 season. Since the start of 2007, the Pirates have gone 17-1-6 on Friday.
Freshmen Making Their Mark ...
Malkiewicz has a team-high six points in league play and junior Bailey Wilcox has two points. Wilcox is the only upperclassman on the score sheet in league action.
For the season, the Pirates have 69 points with 25 coming from freshmen.
Butler’s Winners ...
Oct. 2 against Southern Miss, Butler corralled a loose ball in the goal box and sent a one-timer into the back of the net. Last Friday in Tulsa, Butler scored from 12 yards away at 9:18 to account for the game’s only goal.