Site: High Point N.C. (Vert Stadium)
Score: High Point 1, ECU 2
Records: High Point (0-3-1), ECU (2-1)
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University Women’s soccer team dropped a close one to ECU 2-1 on a hot Sunday afternoon (Aug. 29). The Panthers’ one goal of the day came off of ECU’s own goal. The Panthers have their longest break of the season as HPU doesn’t return to action until next Sunday for a non-conference clash against Tennessee in Knoxville.
Brandi Fontaine: Today was another tough game felt like we had another great opportunity. It was very similar to the Wilmington game when we had a great opportunity. We are just not finding the back of the net and still have a lot to learn we are still making some of the same mistakes we have been. This week we will focus on them again and try to get ready for another quality opponent in Tennessee.
ECU took an early lead scoring in the fourth minute of the contest.
The equalizer came in the 15th minute off of a Pirates own goal to tie the game at 1-1. Skyler Prillaman initiated the play as she sent a ball in that would bounce around in the box and found the back of the net.
The Panthers were able to hold the Pirates scoreless for the rest of the half. After 45 minutes in Vert, the two sides had one each.
The Panthers held the Pirates scoreless for a majority of the second half while finding a few opportunities to score. The 83rd minute saw ECU take the lead off of an initial shot that hit the crossbar and was finished by ECU off the rebound to take a late 2-1 lead.
ECU had the advantage on shots twenty-two to seven. The Pirates only put nine shots on goal however while HPU had four.
After a tough battle, HPU heads on the road to face the SEC’s Tennessee in Knoxville.