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East Carolina Pirates Soccer Hosts SMU On Senior Day Sunday

East Carolina Pirates Soccer Hosts SMU On Senior Day Sunday

The Pirates Are In Search Of Their 10th Win Of The Season ECU Notes  | American Conference Notes GREENVILLE, NC Oct. 18, 2014 – After a 1-0 victory over Houston Thursday evening, the East Carolina women’s soccer team will host SMU in its final American Athletic Conference home match of the season Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m., at Johnson Soccer Stadium. It will be Senior Day, as a post-match ceremony recognizing this year’s senior class will be held on the field at the conclusion of the match. The first 100 fans will receive a free signed team poster. It will also be Faith & Family Day, as religious institutions and youth groups can receive $2 admission. Sunday will also […]

ECU Pirates Soccer Falls to No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2-0

ECU Pirates Soccer Falls to No. 14 South Carolina Gamecocks, 2-0

Pirates Draw 883 Fans, Set New Stadium Attendance Record In Season Opener ECU vs SC Gamecocks women’s soccer BoxScore 08/22/2014 (PDF) GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – In front of a record crowd of 883 fans, the East Carolina women’s soccer team fell victim to a pair of set-piece goals as 14th-ranked South Carolina picked up a 2-0 victory on Friday evening at Johnson Stadium. The final attendance number tops the 853 total from the stadiums inaugural game on Aug. 19, 2011 against the Gamecocks.   “South Carolina is a very good team and they made us work defensively,” head coach Rob Donnenwirth said after the game. “I thought we played a little nervous at times and our touches were […]

Taylor Leach Powers No. 14 South Carolina to 2-0 Season-Opening Win

Taylor Leach Powers No. 14 South Carolina to 2-0 Season-Opening Win

Senior defender scores two set piece goals in shutout victory. Box Score | Printable Box Score GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – Senior centerback Taylor Leach netted a pair of second-half goals to give No. 14 South Carolina a 2-0 win in the season opener at East Carolina on Friday night in Johnson Soccer Stadium. The Gamecocks kept possession for most of the first half, and the few times the Pirates moved the ball into their attacking third, the South Carolina defense thwarted any opportunities.   In the ninth minute freshman Savannah McCaskill saw an excellent chance off a long ball from Christa Neary, firing a shot towards goal on a one-on-one opportunity. The ball hit the crossbar and bounced […]

Frankie Everitte Joins East Carolina Baseball After Two Seasons At Campbell

Frankie Everitte Joins East Carolina Baseball After Two Seasons At Campbell

FRANKIE EVERITTE NAMED VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH GREENVILLE, NC August 22, 2014 – Frankie Everitte has been named the volunteer assistant coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement from head coach Cliff Godwin Friday morning. Everitte, who will work directly with the outfielders and coordinate all of East Carolina’s camps, spent the last two years at Campbell as a volunteer assistant coach (2013) and the director of baseball operations (2014).   “I am excited that Frankie has joined our staff,” Godwin said. “He comes from a very successful program in Campbell that won over 40 games each of the last two seasons, while also making stops at Brunswick Community College and Coastal Carolina. Frankie will be a great […]

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South Carolina Gamecocks Open Regular Season at ECU, vs. Samford

South Carolina Gamecocks Open Regular Season at ECU, vs. Samford

Home opener vs. Samford at Stone Stadium set for 6 p.m. Sunday COLUMBIA, SC August 21, 2014 – South Carolina women’s soccer opens its 2014 season on the road with a trip to East Carolina on Fri., Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.   The meeting marks the second time in the past four years that the Gamecocks have opened their season with a visit to ECU. On Sunday, South Carolina returns to Columbia for its home opener against Samford at 6 p.m in Stone Stadium. The contest will be a test for the Gamecocks as the Bulldogs are riding a four-match regular-season win streak against SEC opponents and defeated Ole Miss 3-2 in an exhibition match last week. SEASON OPENER […]

Caitlin Hite Garners Preseason All-American Conference Nod

Caitlin Hite Garners Preseason All-American Conference Nod

East Carolina picked to finish eighth GREENVILLE, NC August 18, 2014 – East Carolina University sophomore women’s soccer player Caitlin Hite was one of 11 players named to The American’s preseason all-conference team, according to an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon. As a freshman in 2013, Hite became the first player in program history to earn All-Conference USA First Team honors and also received NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team recognition. The Stafford, Va., native started all 21 matches and played every minute in 19 of those contests, which included five double-overtime games. Hite served as the team’s left backer all season on a defense that posted six shutouts and held opponents to a 0.85 shooting percentage.   The […]

Courtney Taybron’s OT Goal Lifts ECU Over Longwood, 1-0

Courtney Taybron’s OT Goal Lifts ECU Over Longwood, 1-0

East Carolina picks up shutout victory in line exhibition of 2014 GREENVILLE, NC August 15, 2014 – Freshman striker Courtney Taybron scored in the 93rd minute to give East Carolina a 1-0 victory over Longwood in exhibition play Friday evening at Johnson Soccer Stadium. “We had moments of good play but gave up the ball to easily in the midfield,” head coach Rob Donnenwirth said. “We tried a completely different way of playing in the second half. The freshmen got their feet wet and that’s what you want. We’re still in preseason mode and working hard every day. Overall, I’m happy with how they played tonight.”   The Pirates held the Lancers without a shot in the first half and […]

East Carolina Pirates Host Longwood in Friday Exhibition

East Carolina Pirates Host Longwood in Friday Exhibition

Pirates will use the match as a tune-up for its season-opener August 22 against South Carolina GREENVILLE, NC August 14, 2014 – In preparation for its first season as a member of the American Athletic Conference, the East Carolina women’s soccer team will host Longwood in an exhibition match on Friday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., at the Johnson Soccer Stadium. Admission will be free to the general public. The Pirates will officially begin its regular season next Friday, Aug. 22, when they host South Carolina at 7 p.m. For tickets to all of ECU’s home women’s soccer games, click here, or contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (252) 737-4500. Individual tickets can be purchased in person on the day of the game […]

Second Round Results from the NC Senior Four-Ball Championship at Greenville Country Club in Greenville, NC

Second Round Results from the NC Senior Four-Ball Championship at Greenville Country Club in Greenville, NC

GREENVILLE, NC August 13, 2014 – Second round results of the 14th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Greenville Country Club in Greenville, NC on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  (Par 35-36—71, 6,200 yards, Rating: 70.1/128). Russ Perry from Winston-Salem, NC and Mark Stephens from Troutman, NC shot back to back 63s to take a two-shot lead into the final round over first round leaders Preston Edmondson from Morrisville, NC and Steve Sharpe from Greensboro, NC.  Perry and Stephens have made fourteen birdies and one eagle over two days to get to 16-under par.  Defending champions Paul Simson and Don Detweiler sit alone in 3rd place and lurk just three shots behind. The cut line fell […]

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First Round Results of the CGA North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship at Greenville Country Club

First Round Results of the CGA North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship at Greenville Country Club

GREENVILLE, NC August 12, 2014 – First round results of the 14th North Carolina Senior Four-Ball Championship of the Carolinas Golf Association hosted by Greenville Country Club in Greenville, NC on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.  (Par 35-36—71, 6,200 yards, Rating: 70.1/128). Preston Edmondson from Morrisville, N.C. and Steve Sharpe from Greensboro, N.C. put together seven birdies and one eagle en route to carding a nine-under par 62.  Defending champions Paul Simson and Don Detweiler carded five birdies to shoot five-under par 66. 26 teams finished the day under par, and nine teams are within 4 shots of the lead. After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 30 teams and ties for Thursday’s final round.   The North […]

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