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Wildcats Drop Tough 2-1 Decision to East Carolina

by | Aug 26, 2017 | Sports

DAVIDSON, N.C.  – East Carolina’s Annah Lindberg’s second goal, a free kick, proved to be the game-winner with two minutes remaining as Davidson dropped a tough 2-1 setback at home Friday night at Alumni Stadium in women’s soccer.

Davidson, which had rallied just seconds before Lindberg’s game-winner to tie the score and grab the momentum, fell to 1-2 on the season. ECU moved to 2-0.

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Gretchen Pearson and her Wildcat teammates celebrate after her game-tying goal in the 86th minute of play.

ts About and From the Game:
•The matchup with East Carolina was the seventh matchup all-time since 1997, as the Pirates have won all seven meetings now.
•The two teams were playing each other for the fifth time in the past seven years.
•Lindberg’s first goal came just at the start of the second half with a header off a corner kick at the 47:18 mark.
Gretchen Pearson netted her first collegiate goal of the season on a great through ball from Mia Hodges to tie the score late in the second half in the 88th minute.
•Hodges now has two career assists.
•Lindberg’s game-winning goal for ECU was off a free kick outside the box as she bent the shot around the wall and to the far post out of the reach from goalkeeper Kendall Thomas.
•Thomas finished with five saves between the posts for the ‘Cats.
•Davidson picked up all six of its shots in the second half, putting three of them on goal.
•ECU had the advantage in shots (15-6), while the Wildcats earned one more corner (4-3).
•The Wildcats’ three-game homestand to start the year was the longest since a four-game stay in 2014.

Davidson begins a four-game road trip by heading to Johnson City, Tenn., Sunday to face East Tennessee State at 2 p.m.

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