GREENSBORO, NC – In an exhibition match Tuesday against East Carolina, the UNC Greensboro women’s soccer team fell to the Pirates, 2-0.
After an hour delay due to inclement weather, both teams set foot on the field to start the 2007-08 women’s soccer season.
ECU’s Caylin Sandke scored the first goal of the game firing in an unassisted shot from the top of the box at the 43:30 mark of the first half. In the second half, an assist from ECU’s Madison Keller set up a right wing shot for Amy Szilard at 66:05.
Both teams took full advantage of substitutions working to find the right on-field combinations. In the 90 minutes of play, 20 members of the UNCG women’s soccer squad saw time and 21 for the Pirates. Coming off an NCAA tournament appearance and a Southern Conference Championship last season, the Spartans started three freshmen in Tuesday’s game.
UNCG led in both shots with eight and corner kicks tallying nine. Starting goalkeeper Katherine Ryan had three saves on the night.
The Spartans resume play this weekend in a second exhibition match against Duke in Durham. The match is set to begin at 7 pm.
SCORE BY PERIODS
UNCG..... 0 0 0
ECU....... 1 1 2
SCORING SUMMARY: ECU Sandke (unassisted), 43:30; ECU Szilard (Keller, Madison), 66:05. Shots: East Carolina 7, UNC Greensboro 8. Saves: East Carolina 7 (Campbell 3, Kurowicki 4), UNC Greensboro 3 (Ryan 3, Vogel 0). Corner Kicks: East Carolina 0, UNC Greensboro 9; Fouls: East Carolina 5, UNC Greensboro 5
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