Score: ECU 4, Western Carolina 0
Records: Western Carolina 1-3, ECU 2-2
Location: Catamount Athletic Complex -- Cullowhee, N.C.
Cullowhee, N.C. -- Western Carolina women's soccer fell to visiting ECU 4-0 Sunday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
The Pirates, coming off a 5-1 loss to No. 18 Virginia Tech Friday, scored a pair of goals in each half to secure the 4-0 win over the Catamounts. Turning Point ECU scored the first of its four goals in under 10 minutes into the first half when Lana Spitler scored the first of her two goals at the 8:58 mark.
- Spitler scored two goals for ECU in the game.
- ECU's Courtney Cash had two assists.
- Catamount redshirt freshman goalie Sara Dooley earned the first start of her career playing the first 45 minutes against ECU. She allowed two goals and had four saves.
- Western Carolina redshirt freshman goalie Jacquelyn Gnassi played the second half for WCU replacing Dooley.
- Catamount freshman Jordan Dawsey earned a save in the game as she made a stop at the goal, early in the first half, when Dooley was pulled out of goal to the left and Dawsey came in to stop a shot by ECU's Marianna Shurina.
Inside the Box Score
- Splitler scored the first of her two goals in the game at the 8:58 mark in the first half. She took a pass from Cash and sent it into the right side of the goal.
- ECU scored the second of its first half goals on an unassisted goal from Madeline Watson just minutes after Watson came into the game.
- Splitler scored her second goal of the game at the 47 minute mark taking a pass from Cash and going against new WCU goalie Gnassi on one-on-one for the goal.
- Megan Conte rounded out the scoring for ECU on the second unassisted goal of the game at 62:43 on a shot 15 yards out that sailed into the goal.
- Western Carolina had four shots in the game with two key shots. One in the first half by Kasey Cooke and the second in the second half by WCU's goal scoring leader Kyla Moncrief's whose effort bounced off the cross bar.
News & Notes
- ECU scored four goals against WCU the most for the Pirates in a game this season.
- Western Carolina was shutout for the first time this season.
Western Carolina continues its four-game home stand hosting Kennesaw State at 7 p.m. Friday at the Catamount Athletic Complex.
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