East Carolina Athletics

Six American Teams Pick Up Non-Conference Wins Sunday


20/14 Tennessee 3, Cincinnati 1 Box Score Recap
UConn 3, Boston University 1 Box Score Recap
Villanova 3, Temple 0 Box Score Recap
ECU 3, VMI 0 Box Score Recap
Tulsa 3, Lamar 1 Box Score Recap
RV/17 USF 5, UTSA 0 Box Score Recap
UC Riverside 1, Houston 0 Box Score Recap
UCF 2, RV Florida 0   Box Score Recap
18/RV Memphis 4, Mississippi State 0 Box Score Recap
UConn 3, Boston University 1

UConn rebounded from a tough loss on Thursday night with a 3-1 victory against Boston University on Sunday afternoon at Dillon Stadium. The Huskies move to 3-0 at home this season and 3-2-1 overall. Duda Santin and Regan Schiappa both tallied theird first goals of the season.

The Terriers controlled the early possession and opportunities to begin the first half but UConn flipped the script a third of the way through the half. Kess Elmore recieved a pass ahead from Melina Couzis and cashed in her third goal of the season to give UConn the 1-0 advantage at 19:33. The Huskies really dialed up the pressure in the second half with a 14-3 shot differential in the final 45.

ECU 3, VMI 0

A pair of goals from Grace Doran helped ECU cruise to a 3-0 win at VMI on Sunday afternoon. ECU improves to 2-2-1 on the season while VMI drops to 1-4-0 this year.

Doran collected a pass from Maycie McDougal at the top of the VMI box and her ensuing shot found the upper left hand corner of the Keydet goal, giving ECU a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute. Doran added a second goal just over five minutes into the second half, while Sophia Denmark scored the first goal of her collegiate career in the 81st minute to put the game away.

Tulsa 3, Lamar 1

Tulsa registered a 3-1 win over Lamar on Sunday afternoon at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.  The Golden Hurricane moved to 4-1 on the season, while the Cardinals fell to 1-5 on the season.

Alijah Oliver put Tulsa on the board at the 36:55 mark as she shot from eight yards out after dribbling around two defenders for the goal.  With 18 seconds left before halftime, Oliver flicked the ball to Kayla Fernandez who recorded her first collegiate goal from 19 yards out up the middle to give the Hurricane a 2-0 lead at the break. Regan Whitlow added a score for TU in the 66th minute off a free kick from 20 yards out.


USF could not be held back and dominated in possession en route to a 5-0 victory over tournament host UTSA. The Bulls won the UTSA Tournament with today's win and Friday's 5-1 win over Rice.
The Bulls' (4-1) offense came alive over the weekend, combining for 10 goals over the two games to win the tournament. Everyone participated in the offensive showcase against UTSA, with six players posting multi-point days and eight players tallying a shot.

UCF 2, Florida 0

UCF went into Gainesville and defeated Florida on the road, 2-0, Sunday evening. The Knights (1-1-2) picked up their first win of the season, while Florida fell to 2-4-0.

In the third minute, Ally Gudorf took advantage of hesitation by Florida’s defense and rifled a shot to give the Knights an early lead. Kristen Scott sealed the victory in the 86th minute when she was assisted by Zandy Soree.

Memphis 4, Mississippi State 0

Memphis won a battle of 4-1-0 teams Sunday night, defeating Mississippi State on the road, 4-0. Samantha Murphy scored in the ninth minute off of an assist by Stasia Mallin. Elizabeth Moberg made three saves in the shutout.

The match was still a one-goal game until the 88th minute when Clarissa Larisey broke the game open, scoring a hat trick in the span of three minutes. It was Larisey’s second hat trick of the season.

Tennessee 3, Cincinnati 1

Ying Zhan scored her first career goal on a blistering shot from distance to snap a scoring drought for Cincinnati, but it was not enough to help the Bearcats overcome three goals by host  No. 20 Tennessee Sunday afternoon at Regal Soccer Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. The loss dropped the Bearcats to 1-5-0 on the year while the Volunteers, winners of 18 in a row on their home pitch, moved to 5-1-0.

Zhan scored her first career goal after recording her first career assist two weeks ago at Missouri, another SEC school. Julia Abbott picked up her first career assist and Camryn Hartman her second to set up Zhan’s goal. Madison Less stopped seven shots in the match, marking her seventh career match with seven or more saves.

Villanova 3, Temple 0

Temple (1-3-1, 0-0 AAC) dropped a 3-0 decision to the Villanova Wildcats (3-2-1, 0-0 Big East) on Sunday afternoon at the Temple Sports Complex. A strong second half fueled by three goals led the Wildcats to victory. The Owls held the Wildcats scoreless for the entirety of the first half, battling for possession to deny them any chances on net.

Villanova was threatening offensively over the course of the game, firing off 19 shots with 10 on target compared to Temple's four shots, three on goal. Morgan Basileo came up huge for the Owls in net, posting seven saves and thwarting numerous dangerous opportunities from the starting whistle.

UC Riverside 1, Houston 0

A late penalty kick resulted in a 1-0 loss for Houston against UC Riverside, Sunday afternoon at Titan Stadium. The Highlanders earned a penalty kick in the 87th minute and was able to convert to take the win.

Houston outshot UC Riverside, 13-7, and tallied 10 corner kicks in the match. The Cougars fell to 2-4-0 on the season and 1-3 away from home.