East Carolina Soccer Meets FIU, FAU
Oct. 17, 2013
Match #15: East Carolina (4-8-2, 1-4-0 C-USA) vs. Florida International (5-8-0, 3-2-0 C-USA)
Match #16: East Carolina (4-8-2, 1-4-0 C-USA) vs. Florida Atlantic (2-8-4, 0-2-3 C-USA)
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The East Carolina women’s soccer team will look to snap a three-game skid this weekend with a pair of Conference USA matches against Florida International on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., in Miami, Fla., and Florida Atlantic on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m., at the ECU Soccer Stadium.
At Sunday's game against FAU, the ECU Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be collecting canned food items at the stadium entrance prior to the match. Fans donating two or more cans will receive free admission.
Sunday will also be Scout Day, where Girl Scouts and their guests can purchase $1 tickets. There will be a post-game sportsmanship and life skills clinic in addition to pictures and an autograph session for Scouts.
The Pirates suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Marshall last Sunday, but had some positive notes from a few players. Redshirt junior midfielder Lexi Miller and junior striker Stephanie Seagrave each registered three shots in the contest, while redshirt sophomore midfielder Lexi Herring played a season-high 50 minutes. East Carolina was also welcomed by the return of sophomore midfielder Kelsie Halstenrud, who played 24 minutes off the bench in her first action of the season.
With just five games remaining in the regular season, ECU has six players who have started all 14 contests. That list includes Miller, Seagrave, goalkeeper Saundra Baron, midfielder Kelley Johnson, and defenders Caitlin Hite and Haley Patsey.
ONE TO WATCH
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
A SEASON OF FIRSTS
SECOND HALF LIGHTNING
-The Panthers are led by Ashleigh Shim, who rank first on the team in goals (6), points (12), shots (25), shot percentage (.240), shots on goal (13) and game-winning goals (3).
-Despite their recent success, FIU is being outscored, 29-18, and outshot, 204-145, by its opponents this season.
-The Owls are led by Claire Emslie, who leads the team in goals (3), points (7), shots (31) and shots on goal (13).
-FAU has not won since defeating Arkansas Pine-Bluff, 10-0, back on Sept. 15.