Oct. 25, 2012
East Carolina senior Chrissy Gratz scored the Pirates' golden goal in a 1-0 overtime win against visiting Marshall. Junior GK Christiane Cordero registered her league-best 10th shutout of the season. The victory slots ECU as the No. 4 seed in the C-USA Championship next week in El Paso, Texas. With the Thundering Herd's loss, Houston earned the final bid to the eight-team field. Seeding will be determined following the rest of the weekend's play.
Memphis scored four goals in the first half and shutout host UAB, 4-0. Junior Christabel Oduro netted a pair of goals for the Tigers and moved into a tie for third place in school history with 32 career goals.
Complete Women's Soccer Standings
Women's Soccer Season Statistics
Thursday, October 25
East Carolina 1, Marshall 0 (OT)
Memphis 4, UAB 0
C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER SHOOTING STARS
- East Carolina 1, Marshall 0 (OT): Senior Chrissy Gratz' scored her sixth goal of the season in the first overtime period Thursday night giving East Carolina a 1-0 victory over Marshall. With the win, the Pirates close out the regular season with a 10-6-3 overall record and 6-2-3 ledger in league play securing the fourth seed at the upcoming 2012 C-USA Soccer Championship. Marshall wraps its season with a 7-11-1 mark. After 90 scoreless minutes, ECU posted three shots on goal during extra time before Gratz sent the game-winner to the left side of the box in the 94th minute when she received a pass from fellow senior Caty Butler, beat two defenders and sent a shot towards the left post just inside the box. It was her sixth career game-winning strike and third of the season. Butler picked up her eighth career assist and third of the year. Junior Christiane Cordero was stellar one again in goal stopping five shots and recorded her league-leading 10th shutout of the season, which tied former Pirate keeper Amber Campbell for the most clean sheets in a season.
- Memphis 4, UAB 0: Memphis scored four goals in the first half and shutout host UAB, 4-0. Junior Christabel Oduro scored a pair of goals in the 13th and 40th minutes. With her goals, Oduro tied Ashley Berra for third all-time in school history with 32 career goals. Oduro moved to sole possession of third with 83 points, 11 shy of assistant coach Jodi Grant's mark of 94. The Tigers earned their second goal of the night when Taylor Isenhower dribbled the ball at the top of the box and slid a pass to the right side to Kaitlyn Atkins. Atkins juked to the right and back to the left and drew the goalkeeper out of the net before putting away the goal. With the goal, Atkins has four on the season while Isenhower was credited with her sixth assist. Memphis struck its third goal with a rebound goal by Sarah Daane. Atkins served the corner from the left side and Marissa Duguay bounced a header off the crossbar. Daane quickly gathered the ball off the crossbar and put away the goal for her third of the season. Atkins and Duguay were credited with assists on the play. Freshman GK Christa Strickland finished the match with seven saves, five of which came in the second half.
Friday, October 26
(21) UCF at Southern Miss - 4:00p
Rice at Houston - 7:00p
SMU at Tulsa - 7:00p
Colorado College at UTEP - 8:00p
Conference USA Matches in Bold.
All Times Central
More information on this weekend's matches and your favorite teams can be found on the school websites:
Colorado College | East Carolina | Houston | Marshall | Memphis | Rice
SMU | Southern Miss | Tulsa | UAB | UCF | UTEP