UAB vs. ECU Final Box
Sept. 30, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The UAB women's soccer team battled wet conditions in its 1-0 loss to East Carolina on Sunday at West Campus Field.
"As a group we played well, had the ball most of the second half," head coach Harold Warren said. "We moved it quickly, created opportunities, but it was unfortunate that we didn't score."
UAB (2-10, 1-3 C-USA) gave up the lone goal of the game in the first half, when ECU's (7-5, 3-1 C-USA) Chrissy Gratz found the back of the net midway through the 22nd minute.
Freshman goalkeeper Angelica Jimenez recorded seven saves on the day after she replaced starter Courtnie Northern in the 14th minute.
The Blazers outshot the Pirates 16-13 for the match, but were unable to find the back of the net. Freshman Paige Hoffman led the team with four shot attempts, two on goal. Sophomore Megan Collins added three more attempts, while senior Emma Jane Smith, junior Amy Harrison, and sophomore Johanna Liney added two shots apiece toward the team's total.
Up next, UAB will hit the road, first traveling to El Paso, Texas to face UTEP on Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. CT. The Blazers will then travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. to face Colorado College on Sunday, Oct. 7 a 1 p.m. CT.
"We're going to have to work on finishing, but it's also a mentality thing," Warren said. "We didn't play a consistent 90 minutes. We didn't come out as hard as we finished, and that was the problem. If we play that way the entire game, and we'd probably have a different outcome."
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